Lesson Fifteen

Gerunds, Passive Voice

being + past participle 

1. She enjoys being photographed.

(Note: "enjoys" is the main verb. "Being photographed" is a gerund.)

girl being photographed

2. He hates being photographed.

 He doesn’t like to have his picture taken.

boy

3. Her baby loves being held.

baby and mother
4. Being served quickly is important for customers in a restaurant.
waitress

 

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