present simple passive affirmative (range)

present simple passive affirmative (range)

Point 13 in the category of PASSIVES is defined as:

PRESENT SIMPLE, AFFIRMATIVE with a range of pronoun and noun subjects.

A search on iWeb for:

_NN is|are _VVN

1 PROGRAM IS DESIGNED 30264
2 COURSE IS DESIGNED 24256
3 STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED 19508
4 STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED 16255
5 STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED 13002
6 SPACE IS LIMITED 11900
7 EMPHASIS IS PLACED 11800
8 SERVICES ARE PROVIDED 11732
9 DECISIONS ARE MADE 10978
10 TIME IS SPENT 10493
11 INFORMATION IS PROVIDED 9805
12 PROPERTY IS LOCATED 9695
13 RESEARCH IS NEEDED 9570
14 SYSTEM IS DESIGNED 9502
15 OFFICE IS LOCATED 9037
16 DECISION IS MADE 8671
17 DATA IS STORED 8160
18 BABY IS BORN 7814
19 INFORMATION IS USED 7676
20 CHANGES ARE MADE 7600
21 CONDITIONS ARE MET 7486
22 REQUIREMENTS ARE MET 7342
23 PAYMENT IS MADE 7187
24 HOTEL IS LOCATED 7102
25 PROGRAMS ARE DESIGNED 7045
26 ORDER IS PLACED 7005
27 CENTER IS LOCATED 6979
28 NEEDS ARE MET 6959
29 PRODUCTS ARE MADE 6699
30 PARK IS LOCATED 6652
31 SERVICE IS PROVIDED 6374
32 COURSES ARE OFFERED 6245
33 REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED 6223
34 INFORMATION IS COLLECTED 6210
35 STORY IS TOLD 5732
36 GAME IS PLAYED 5682
37 ACTION IS TAKEN 5603
38 METHOD IS USED 5589
39 AWARD IS GIVEN 5468

40 MEETINGS ARE HELD 5412 (‘hold a meeting’ is probably much higher than A2)

  Canberra Weekly
Have you heard? Friends of Black Mountain
Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month.

 

41 INFORMATION IS STORED 5389
42 PRODUCTS ARE DESIGNED 5377
43 STUDENTS ARE GIVEN 5323
44 PAYMENTS ARE MADE 5312
45 INFORMATION IS REQUIRED 5206
46 OPTION IS SELECTED 5120

47 PROGRAM IS OFFERED 5009

48 EFFORT IS MADE 4877
49 BUTTON IS PRESSED 4798
50 PROCESS IS CALLED 4754
51 POST IS SPONSORED 4582
52 METHOD IS CALLED 4573
53 SYSTEM IS USED 4547
54 DATA IS COLLECTED 4538
55 MARKET IS EXPECTED 4519
56 PRODUCTS ARE SOLD 4471
57 AWARD IS PRESENTED 4350
58 PROGRAMS ARE OFFERED 4211
59 FEE IS CHARGED 4206
60 RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED 4161
61 APPLICANTS ARE REQUIRED 4137
62 INFORMATION IS NEEDED 4130
63 INFORMATION IS ASKED 4105
64 COURSES ARE DESIGNED 4100
65 FUNCTION IS CALLED 4100
66 EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED 4045
67 SYSTEM IS BASED 4038
68 PAYMENT IS RECEIVED 4026
69 HELP IS APPRECIATED 3996
70 SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDED 3996
71 HOUSE IS LOCATED 3970
72 SCHOOL IS LOCATED 3964
73 CHILD IS BORN 3947
74 DATA IS USED 3941
75 TERM IS USED 3870
76 PERMIT IS REQUIRED 3847
77 SYSTEMS ARE DESIGNED 3800
78 SERVICES ARE OFFERED 3787
79 COURSE IS INTENDED 3769
80 SCHOLARSHIP IS AWARDED 3730
81 ACTION IS REQUIRED 3703
82 COURSES ARE TAUGHT 3688
83 PROGRAM IS BASED 3655
84 PROJECT IS EXPECTED 3647
85 CLASSES ARE OFFERED 3644
86 PRODUCTS ARE USED 3624
87 OPTION IS ENABLED 3619
88 MONEY IS SPENT 3611
89 STUDENTS ARE ASKED 3597
90 REQUEST IS MADE 3589
91 PROBLEM IS SOLVED 3538
92 MESSAGE IS SENT 3514
93 ATTEMPT IS MADE 3494
94 CAMPUS IS LOCATED 3492
95 STATEMENTS ARE BASED 3460
96 PROGRAM IS ACCREDITED 3448
97 GAME IS SET 3444
98 PUBLIC IS INVITED 3436
99 EMAIL IS SENT 3397
100 OPTION IS USED 3390


A2 vocabulary:

born, called, collected, held, information, market, meetings, offered, office, order, post, program, programs, project, received, set, sold, space , spent, story, term

 


Another example:

From the point of view of linguistics, grammar is a set of patterns for how words are put together to form phrases or clauses, whether spoken or in writing.

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