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I CANT understand the usage of “happen” is it correct “ Are there any changes happened in Beijing these days” and “ What are the changes happened in Beijing in recent years” I’m confused by the mixture “are and happend” in my view, happen cannot be used in passive
Jul 26, 2019 12:37 PM
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It isn't a passive. The 'are' and the 'happened' belong to separate clauses: the 'are' belongs the clause 'Are there', with the impersonal subject 'There', while 'happened' refers to the subject 'changes'. I think we're looking at a reduced relative clause here. The full form is "What are the changes which happened in Beijing in recent years?".
July 26, 2019
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