The past simple passive and ‘used to’

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TensePassive FormPassive SentenceActive

Form

Active Sentence
Past simplewas/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 continuousused to

+be


+ past participle

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

 


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