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As the Passive Voice is always formed by adding the past participle of a Transitive Verb to the various parts of the Verb Î'o be, it is necessary to exhibit at one view the complete conjugation of this Verb:--
PRESENT PERFECT TENSE. 1. I have been.
1. We have been. 2. Thou hast been.
2. You have been. 3. He has been.
3. They have been.
1. I was.
1. We were.
PAST PERFECT TENSE. 1. I had been.
1. We had been. 2. Thou hadst been.
2. You had been. 3. He had been.
3. They had been.
1. I shall or will be.
1. We shall or will be.
FUTURE PERFECT TENSE. 1. I shall or will have been. 1. We shall or will have been. 2. Thou shalt or wilt have been. 2. You shall or will have been. 3. He shall or will have been. 3. They shall or will have been. POTENTIAL MOOD.
1. We may be. 2. Thou mayst be.
2. You may be.
3. They may be.
1. We may have been.
3. They may have been.
PAST TENSE. 1. I might be.
1. We might be. 2. Thou mightst be.
2. You might be. 3. He might be.
3. They might be.
PAST PERFECT TENSE.
3. They might have been.
1. I should be.
1. We should be.
FUTURE PERFECT TENSE.
1. We should have been.
3. They should have been.
1. If I be.
1. If we be.
PRESENT PERFECT TENSE. 1. If I have been.
1. If we have been. 2. If thou have been.
2. If you have been. 3. If he have been.
3. If they have been.
* The Verb To be is the only English Verb which has a distinct form for the Subjunctive Mood.
LESSON LIII. Write out the Passive Voice of the Verb To love. Note. - To do this we have simply to attach the Past Participle loved to the complete conjugation of the Verb To be, as given in last Lesson. Thus:
THE VERB, To love. Passive Voice.
Singular. 1. I am loved. 2. Thou art loved. 3. He is loved.
LESSON LIV. Parse* fully all the Verbs in the following Exercise :My Uncle Toby laid down his knife and fork, and thrust his plate from before him, as the landlord gave him the account. The Italian robbers are a desperate class of men, that have almost formed themselves into an order of society. He should have gone when you ordered him. To tell the truth, he had no desire to leave home. Cæsar, having sailed to Britain, landed on the shores of Kent.
Lady Clara Vere de Vere,
There is a reaper, whose name is Death,
And, with his sickle keen,
And the flowers that grow between.
He gazed at the flowers with tearful eyes,
He kissed their drooping leaves ;
He bound them in his sheaves.
At daybreak, on the bleak sea-beach,
A fisherman stood aghast
Lashed close to a drifting mast!
The salt sea was frozen on her breast,
The salt tears in her eyes;
On the billowst fall and rise.
* To parse -- from Latin pars, "a part "-means to tell the class, subdivision, and inflections of any part of speech.
† To is understood.
LESSON LV. When the Present Participle of a Verb is joined to the complete conjugation of the Verb To be, it forms what is termed the Progressive Form of the Active Voice. The Progressive Form indicates that the action expressed by the Verb is going on, if in present time ; was going on, if in past time; or will be going on, if in future time. Write out the Progressive Form, Active Voice, of the Verb To love. Thus :-.
Active Voice.- Progressive Form.
1. We are loving. 2. Thou art loving.
2. You are loving. 3. He is loving
3. They are loving. &c.
The king was calling his soldiers together. The soldier was called forth from the ranks, and received the Victoria cross. I am coming, little maiden, with the flowers and sunshine laden. He was striking the fatal blow when we arrived upon the scene. The child was reading his lesson when the master entered. The boy is spinning his top. He has been writing his exercise for nearly two hours. He had been teasing his little sister for a long time, when his mother came in and told him to leave the room.
From the streams and founts I have loosed the chain ;-
The noble stag was pausing now