inherit/ succeed

Discussion in 'English Only' started by jjshin, May 26, 2008.

  1. jjshin Senior Member

    Something is inherited to somebody.
    for instance

    the house is inherited to Mr. Lee.

    that means,
    Mr. Lee has a house.

    does it make sence?

    the house is succeeded to Mr.Lee

    is it the same meaning of above?
  2. panjandrum

    panjandrum Occasional Moderator

    Belfast, Ireland
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Neither of those sentences is correct.

    Mr Lee inherited the house (from his wealthy uncle, perhaps).
    The house was inherited by Mr Lee.

    ... inherited to ...:cross:

    Succeed is not used in this way.
    Mr Lee might succeed to a position or role of some kind, usually only if that position is heridatory hereditary. So in England, Prince Charles will succeed to the throne after the Queen dies.
    Last edited: May 26, 2008

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