Conditionals in passive voice
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:06 AM
Posted 20 January 2013 - 05:02 PM
Hello Minoo,I was wondering about how the passive voice can be applied to conditionals. Could you please explain me how the passive voice in conditionals works? It should also be nice if a passive voice topic would be added to the conditionals part of the exercises.Thanks
There is nothing special about using the Passive Voice in a Conditional sentence. Choose the correct tense according to the type of conditional you are using, and then change your active sentence to passive in the SAME tense. Examples:
If you ask me, I will do it. >>> If I am asked, it will be done.
If you asked me, I would do it. >>> If I were asked, it would be done. (Notice: 'If I WERE', not 'If I was', because it is the Second Conditional.)
If you had asked me, I would have done it. >>> If I had been asked, it would have been done.
You can review the Passive Structures in Anglo-File 112. I am planning to do a video lesson on Passives as well.
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