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Actice Voice Passive Voice
Amit was playing football
Football was being played by Amit
He was playing football
Football was being played by him
She was playing football
Football was being played by her
They were playing football
Football was being played by them *
We were playing football
Football was being played by us *
I was playing football
Football was being played by me
I was playing football and cricket
Football and Cricket were being played by me **
I was playing
Not Applicable ***

Note we use "was being" or "were being" + 3rd form of verb

  • * - there is only one object,so we use was
  • ** - there are 2 objects so we use were
  • *** - there is no object, so Passive Voice is not possible

Examples

The lady was running the shop

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The lady was running the shop alone

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The mother was teaching her kids

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He was crying

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My father was scolding me

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They were drinking

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They were drinking tea

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