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He's been taken there #1 (permalink) Wed Nov 24, 2004 14:54 pm   He's been taken there
 

Test No. incompl/elem-13 "Grammar Questions", question 2

Which of these is a passive sentence? It is ..........

(a) He's been there
(b) He's been taken there
(c) He's been going there
(d) He will have been there

Test No. incompl/elem-13 "Grammar Questions", answer 2

Which of these is a passive sentence? It is He's been taken there.

Correct answer: (b) He's been taken there

Your answer was: incorrect
Which of these is a passive sentence? It is He's been going there.
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why is "He's been going there "wrong?
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Has been going #2 (permalink) Wed Nov 24, 2004 15:17 pm   Has been going
 

That's the Present Perfect Continuous. For the passive you must have a past participle: has been taken.
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Passive #3 (permalink) Mon May 22, 2006 10:16 am   Passive
 

Hi trimate,

The passive form is only really possible if the verb is a transitive verb - a verb that takes an object. The verb be is intransitive and can't therefore be used in the passive form. You have written:

Quote:
He will have been there -->passive future perfect
He's been there --> passive present/past simple
He's been taken there --> passive present perfect

The only passive form is in the third sentence He's been taken showing the present perfect passive of take

I've written some material on the passive for the site, which you might like to read:

http://www.english-test.net/lessons/3/index.html

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Has been going #4 (permalink) Mon May 22, 2006 10:20 am   Has been going
 

Hi trimate

You haven't named the tenses properly. Here are the correct tense names for your sentences:

1. He will have been there --> future perfect (of the verb 'be')
2. He's been there --> present perfect (of the verb 'be')
3. He's been taken there --> passive present perfect (of the verb 'take')

The only sentence that is passive is the third one.

To build the passive, you need a form of the verb "be" plus the "past participle" of the main verb.

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EDIT: Sorry for the repetition. Alan answered while I was writing my answer.
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He's been taken there #5 (permalink) Tue Oct 06, 2009 16:28 pm   He's been taken there
 

Hi Yankee,
1. He will have been there --> future perfect (of the verb 'be')
2. He's been there --> present perfect (of the verb 'be')
3. He's been taken there --> passive present perfect (of the verb 'take')

The only sentence that is passive is the third one.
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To build the passive, you need a form of the verb "be" plus the "past participle" of the main verb.
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He's been taken there #6 (permalink) Tue Oct 06, 2009 16:32 pm   He's been taken there
 

Hi Karakus,

Do you mean 'helpfull' or 'helpful'? :-)

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He's been taken there #7 (permalink) Tue Oct 20, 2009 13:07 pm   He's been taken there
 

hi torsten
can you explain please what it is passive sentence,thank you
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He's been taken there #8 (permalink) Tue Oct 20, 2009 13:31 pm   He's been taken there
 

It's a passive sentence because the person in that sentence didn't move to that place himself. Instead, someone else moved him. For more information the passive voice you should read this: http://www.english-test.net/lessons/3/index.html

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He's been taken there #9 (permalink) Tue Oct 20, 2009 14:01 pm   He's been taken there
 

thank you torsten it was helpfull
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He's been taken there #10 (permalink) Tue Oct 20, 2009 15:13 pm   He's been taken there
 

You're welcome. Please also check the spelling of the word 'helpful'. You might want to start using a spell checker.

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He's been taken there #11 (permalink) Sun Sep 05, 2010 15:44 pm   He's been taken there
 

thanks
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He's been taken there #12 (permalink) Mon Sep 06, 2010 20:37 pm   He's been taken there
 

i think b is true
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He's been taken there #13 (permalink) Sun Nov 04, 2012 20:58 pm   He's been taken there
 

Hello everybody
Now I got the point,thank you all for expalining.
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