has expired/ has been expired


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This video has been expired. ( A propmt from CNN)

Why does it use a passive voice there? Shouldn't it be like "this video has expired"?
  • cyberpedant

    Senior Member
    English USA, Northeast, NYC
    This is a new one for me. I've never before seen "expired" used this way and it would certainly merit my red pen--although I might have to change my mind, given convincing evidence otherwise.


    Sixties Mod
    English UK Southern Standard English
    I've never come across "expire" used transitively in this type of context, either. I wonder if someone has somehow mistranslated it. :confused:

    sound shift

    Senior Member
    English - England
    There's a Youtube video beneath which appear the words "This video has been expired" and the CNN logo. The video can no longer be viewed, so perhaps this is Youtube-speak for "This video has been withdrawn", as etb suggested.
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