I am looking for 14 sentences with correct usage of full stops & capital letters. Below are the sentence structures I'm looking for, and each sentence needs to have a different verb: 

1) A present simple passive sentence.

2) A present simple active sentence.

3) A past simple passive sentence.

4) A past simple active sentence.

5) A present continuous passive sentence.

6) A present continuous active sentence.

7) A past continuous passive sentence.

8) A past continuous active sentence.

9) A present perfect passive sentence.

10) A present perfect active sentence.

11) A past perfect passive sentence.

12) A past perfect active sentence.

13) A will or going to (future) active sentence.

14) A will or going to (future) passive sentence.


Quick answer:

Some examples of sentences with correct usage of full stops, capital letters, and specified sentence structure include "the meal is cooked by me," which represents a simple passive sentence. Another example is "I cook the meal," which is a simple active sentence.

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

1. A simple sentence means that it has only one main clause, and a passive sentence means that the subject is receiving the action of the main verb. A present tense sentence might look like this:

The meal is cooked by me. (The meal didn't do the cooking, making this passive.)

2. An active sentence means that the subject does the action of the main verb. Using the same verb, that would look like this:

I cook the meal. (The verb is still present tense, but now the subject is performing the action.)

3. This one needs a passive verb (the subject receives the action), but now the verb should be in past tense.

The meal was cooked by me. (Again, the meal didn't do the cooking.)

4. And now the subject switches to perform the main action, but in past tense.

I cooked the meal.

5. Continuous means ongoing action. This sentence asks for ongoing action where the subject is not doing the action (passive). That might look like this:

The meal is being cooked by me. (The phrase "is being cooked" indicates an ongoing action.)

6. And now that ongoing action is switched to an active form, where the subject performs the action.

I am cooking the meal.

7. This time the verb is passive, but the ongoing action was in the past.

The meal was being cooked by me. (Note the only difference between this one and number 5 is the helping verb.)

8. This is similar to number 6, but now the action was in the past. You just have to switch the helping verb:

I was cooking the meal.

9. Present perfect verbs use has or have + been + the participle. In passive form, that would look like this:

The meal has been cooked by me.

10. In active form, the present perfect tense uses has or have + the participle:

I have cooked the meal.

11. This is similar to number 9, but the helping verb in past perfect changes to had:

The meal had been cooked by me.

12. This one is similar to number 10, but the helping verb will switch to had:

I had cooked the meal.

13. This one is an active sentence, so the subject should be performing the main action, and it happens in the future:

I will be cooking tomorrow.

14. This one happens in the future, too, but the subject receives the action:

The meal will be cooked tomorrow.

Important note: I intentionally used the same core verbs so that you could easily see how the tenses change using that one verb. Your instructions ask that you use different verbs for each sentence, so these examples will help you generate your own sentences with new verbs. Good luck!

See eNotes Ad-Free

Start your 48-hour free trial to get access to more than 30,000 additional guides and more than 350,000 Homework Help questions answered by our experts.

Get 48 Hours Free Access
Approved by eNotes Editorial