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passive voice

Get Yourself acquianted with " Infinitives & Gerund " In English:

(1) Infinitives, Passive be + past participle

He wants to be fed.

(The mother will feed the baby)

She wants to be paid for her tea. 


She likes to be seen wearing

purple hair.


He needs to be given a long prison sentence because he's a very dangerous person.

This guitar needs to be tuned. It sounds terrible!
They expect their baby to be born in November.

(2) Gerunds, Passive Voice

being + past participle

1. She enjoys being photographed.

(Note: "enjoys" is the main verb. "Being photographed" is a gerund )

2. He hates being photographed.

He doesn't like to have his picture taken.

3. Her baby loves being held.

4. Being served quickly is important for customers in a restaurant.
(Sumber: SardarSaghirison_FB)