The Present Perfect, Passive Voice
S + (has or have)
+ been +
Most people use contractions:
This house has been given a fresh coat of
When was it painted?
I don't know.
Who painted the house?
(The present perfect passive voice
is useful in describing something that happened in the past--but
you might not know when or by whom the thing was done.)
This baby has been given a lot of love and care by its
(You may use "it" for a baby unless you know the baby is
a boy or a girl)
They have been assigned to work on a big project.
picture, their boss--the guy wearing the tie--is telling
them what to do.)
He has been tied up for several hours. A thief came into
his house, tied him up, took his money, and left.
The Eiffel Tower has been visited by people from all over
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