nothing is happened

Nothing is happened

Posted by on January 30th, 2019 | 0 comments | active passive, IELTS, speaking, terjadi, vocabulary, voice, writing

Child marriage affects both genders but it is commonly happened among girls.

Indonesian flag This is a particularly Indonesian problem, but I’d be interested to know if it affects speakers of other languages – comments below!

In Indonesian, the word for happen is ALWAYS expressed using passive voice, and so it’s hardly surprising that Indonesian students translate terjadi as ‘is happened‘.

However, in English happen is NEVER expressed using passive voice!

  • Child marriage affects both genders, but it commonly happens among girls.

And that’s all I have to say about happen!

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