The past simple passive and ‘used to’


Tense Passive Form Passive Sentence Active

Form

Active Sentence
Past simple was/were

+

past participle

It was made compulsory by the government to wear a seat belt while travelling in a car in 1985. base verb

+ed

or irregular past

The government made it compulsory to wear a seat belt while travelling in a car in 1985.
Present continuous used to

+be

+ past participle

Corporal punishment used to be used by teachers to discipline children who misbehaved. used to + base verb Teachers used to use corporal punishment to discipline children who misbehaved.

 

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