We make passive verb forms with the different tenses of be, followed by the past participle (= pp).
|simple present||am/are/is + pp||English is spoken here.|
|present||am/are/is being + pp||Excuse the mess: the|
|progressive||house is being painted.|
|simple past||was/were + pp|| I wasn’t invited, but 1
|past||| was/were being + pp||I felt as if I was being|
|present perfect||have/has been + pp||Has Mary been told?|
|past perfect||had been + pp||I knew why I had been chosen|
|future||I will be + pp||You’ll be told when the time comes.|
|future perfect||will have been + pp||Everything will have been done by Tuesday.|
|‘going to’||| going to be + pp||Who’s going to be|
Future progressive passives and perfect progressive passives (will be being + pp and has been being + pp) are very unusual.
Passive tenses follow the same rules as active tenses. Look in the index to see where to find information about the use of the present progressive, present perfect, etc.