22. Die Prüfung wird verschoben

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Grammatik: Passiv (passive voice)

To construct the passive form in German, you use a form of werden plus the past participle.

If you want to add an agent you use von + dative (the English by). If the agent is not a person, durch + accusative is used instead.

If a phrase in the passive voice has no subject, an impersonal es can be used as the subject.

Dative forms keep their form in the passive voice. They cannot become the subject (Es wird dir geholfen.) but you can add es in this case too.

Sometimes, the passive voice can be used for orders (Jetzt wird nicht geredet!).

Die Prüfung wird verschoben (2) – Herzlichen Glückwunsch!

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Number of Anki cards: 26 (1. text: 14, 2. text: 12)


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