Menjelaskan Passive voice dengan gerund dengan singkat

Gerund digunakan setelah preposisi, dan kata kerja biasanya diikuti oleh gerund.

Contoh

  • I remember being taught to drive.
  • The children are excited about being taken to the zoo.
  • The children are excited to be taken to the zoo.
  • Most film stars hate being interviewed.
  • Most film stars hate to be interviewed.
  • Poodles like to be pampered.
  • Poodles like being pampered.

Menggunakan ‘to be born’

To be born adalah bentuk pasif dan biasanya digunakan dalam bentuk past tense. Namun, dalam beberapa kasus, present atau future tense dapat digunakan.

Contoh

  • I was born in 1976.
  • Where were you born?
  • Around 100 babies are born in this hospital every week.
  • We don’t know on exactly which day the baby will be born.

Terkadang, kalimat pasif dibentuk menggunakan kata kerja to get atau to have, dan bukan to be.