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Lesson Five

The Future Passive

Subject + will be + past participle

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Passive Voice

I will be paid next week.

(The past participle for "pay" is "paid.")

pay / paid / paid

English teacher

You will be given a reading assignment in English.

(The past participle for "give" is "given.")

give / gave / given

student

He will be given a ride to Scotland if he waits long enough for someone to pick him up.

man hitchhiking

She will be asked to stay late if she doesn't finish her work before 5:00.

woman
A new shopping center will be built where this farm stands now.
field
We will be asked to show our identification by a security officer.

student    English teacher

You and I = We

You will be taught some interesting new things in class next week.
students
They will be served by this waitress.
waitress

 

This tense is usually used with a contraction:

 

Singular
Plural
I'll be paid
We'll be paid
You'll be paid
You'll be paid
He'll be paid
She'll be paid
They'll be paid
It'll be paid

The main verb is "pay"

pay / paid / paid

Click here to practice the use of the passive voice. This exercise uses the present, past, and future tenses.

 

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