The Past Continuous, Passive Voice
S + (be: was or were) + being +
tense is confusing because the verb "be" appears
twice. This example uses the verb "teach" as
the main verb:
teach / taught / taught
1. The book was being read by
the boy. (passive voice)
The boy was reading the book. (past continuous tense, active voice)
2. Pancakes were being made in
He was being helped by his wife.
3. Flowers were being grown in
this garden. (passive voice)
I was growing the flowers last year. (active voice)
4. This man was being held in
a prison because he did something very bad.
5. She was being
hugged by her brother. (passive voice)
Her brother was hugging her. (active voice)
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