It will celebrate/be celebrated every 4 years..

jexrry_nam

Senior Member
Cantonese
Hi everyone..

I wonder if there's any difference between them?

1.It will celebrate every 4 years.
2.It will be celebrated every 4 years.

Is the second form using passive form and the first one using active?

Thanks...
 
  • boozer

    Senior Member
    Bulgarian
    And I wonder if there is any context. :) Because as they stand, the first one sounds odd, possibly wrong. Neither makes it clear what 'it' stands for.
     

    jexrry_nam

    Senior Member
    Cantonese
    Thanks Boozer..

    Just assumes "it" stands for a celebration or party that someone will hold it every 4 years.

    Why does first one sound odd?Is there any ungrammatical?
     

    GMF1991

    Senior Member
    English (UK, Suffolk)
    Well, "celebrate" is usually a human/animate action, e.g. "people celebrate birthdays", you wouldn't say that a "birthday/event will celebrate", you'd use "are celebrated" or "will be celebrated". It seems more natural to have event+passive+ past participle of celebrate in this context.

    :)
     
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