Lesson 8

B2 - Lesson 8

Passive substitutes | Passiversatz

“Passiversatz” is used to avoid repetitions in the passive constructions. Passiversatz has various forms and can be easily formed using either “sein+zu+Infinitiv” or “sich lassen” or by transforming the verb into an adjective. The Passiversatz form for sentences with “müssen, sollen and nicht dürfen” however,  can be only be formed with “sein+zu+Infinitiv”

With the help of examples, you will learn these formations. Furthermore, there is small exercise in the  video. If you want to practice some more, you can download the attached worksheet.