Mary typed the letter on a Macintosh computer. The letter was typed on a Macintosh computer.
Someone is opening the door. The door is being opened.
Someone opened the door. The door was opened.
Someone was opening the door. The door was being opened.
Someone has opened the door. The door has been opened.
Someone should open the door. The door should be opened.
Someone must have opened the door. The door must have been opened.
Mary typed the letter. The letter was typed by Mary.
The instructor will mark your test. Your test will be marked by the instructor.
Lunch is being served. (Il pranzo viene servito in questo momento).
Steam has been condensed in a small vessel. (Il vapore è stato condensato in un piccolo recipiente).
Dogs are not admitted. (Ai cani non è permesso di entrare).
They can’t see us. We can’t be seen.
They will open a new restaurant in this area. A new restaurant will be opened in this area.
We gave Tom a bike for his birthday. A bike was given to Tom for his birthday or Tom was given a bike for his birthday.
They told her the bad news abruptly. She was told the bed news abruptly. Or. The bad news was told to her abruptly.
The roof of my house needs repairing. (Il tetto della mia casa ha bisogno di essere riparato). Your hair wants washing. (I tuoi capelli hanno bisogno di essere lavati).
My new shirt does not iron easily. (La mia nuova camicia non si stira facilmente).
Our goods sell well on the European Market. (La nostra merce si vende bene sul mercato europeo).
(Con i verbi: to open, to close, to wear, to wash, to read, to iron, to sell).
They say the group gave a good performance. It is said that the group gave a good performance. Or. The group is said to have given a good performance.
Everybody says he’s working extra hard to pay his debts. It is said he’s working extra hard to pay his dets. Or. He is said to be working extra hard to pay his debts.
They know the famous singer is arriving on Sunday. It is known that the famous singer is arriving on Saturday. Or. The famous singer is known to be arriving on Sunday.