The use of a tense in a passive sentence must be the same as that in the active voice.
- Active: The big monkey scratches the small monkey.
- Passive: The small monkey is scratched by the big monkey.
Simple present continuous
- Active: Their dog is chasing my cat.
- Passive: My cat is being chased by their dog.
- Active: The men have loaded the sheep onto trucks.
- Passive: The sheep have been loaded onto trucks (by the men).
- Active: My wife kicked me on my knee.
- Passive: I was kicked on my knee (by my wife).
- Active: The gang members were discussing the planned robbery.
- Passive: The planned robbery was being discussed (by the gang members).
- Active: The hunter had shot two wild boars.
- Passive: Two wild boars had been shot by the hunter.
- Active: The children will blow up these balloons.
- Passive: These balloons will be blown up (by the children).
- Active: She will be painting the doghouse.
- Passive: The doghouse will be being painted (by her).
- Active: The police will have questioned the suspects.
- Passive: The suspects will have been questioned (by the police).
- Active: He should/must sell his car.
- Passive: His car should/must be sold (by him).
- We may be building a giant sandcastle.
- A giant sandcastle may be being built (by us).
- Active: A suicide bomber might/could have detonated the bomb.
- Passive: The bomb might/could have been detonated by a suicide bomber.