English – Present Simple Passive and let/be allowed to

present simple passive

1. We use the passive when it isn’t important who does the action, or when we don’t know who does it :

a.The watches are made in Switzerland (we don’t know who makes them)

b. Jeans are made of denim (It isn’t important who makes them)

2. To form the present simple passive,we use the present simple tense of verb ‘to be+ main verb of past participle. :

(+) My bedroom is cleaned by a maid

(-) My bedroom isn’t cleaned by a maid

(?) Is your bedroom cleaned by a maid? 

let/be allowed to

1. We use ‘be allowed to’ to say that you do/or don’t have permission to do something. ex:

You aren’t allowed to park here

I am allowed to sing here.

Pattern : Subject + Tobe (is, am are) + allowed to + V1

2. We use ‘let’ to say that someone gives you/doesn’t give you permission to do something. ex :

My mother lets me play her mobile phone

Your sisters don’t let me come in to your house

Pattern :

(+) Subject + let/lets + person + V1 

(-) S + do/does + not + let + person + V1

(?)  Do/does + S + let + person + V1

 

 

Posted on August 29, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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