Active Voice and Passive Voice in English: Rules and Examples

Time / form Simple Long Perfect Perfect long lasting
Present tense The picture is drawn - draw a picture (regularly, always). The picture is being drawn - draw a picture (now). The picture has been drawn - a picture has been drawn (just now). The picture has been being drawn - a picture was painted (just, for a long time).
Past tense The picture was drawn - a picture was drawn (earlier). The picture was being drawn - a picture was painted (earlier, long). The picture had been drawn - a picture was drawn (long). The picture had been being drawn - a picture was painted (long, long).
Future tense The picture will be drawn - a picture will be drawn (in the future). The picture will be being drawn - the picture will be drawn (in the future, for a long time). Thepicture will have been drawn - the picture will be drawn (before something happens). The picture will have been being drawn - the picture will be drawn (before something happens, for a long time).

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