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    is held every year vs have held every year?

    Hi?

    This Awards Ceremony (is held every year / have held every year).

    Why can't i use 'have held'?

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    Re: is held every year vs have held every year?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokbon View Post
    Hi?

    This Awards Ceremony (is held every year / have held every year).
    Why can't i use 'have held'?
    Because it's Passive Voice. A ceremony can't hold itself, it needs to be held.
    Last edited by englishhobby; 07-Aug-2012 at 08:55.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: is held every year vs have held every year?

    Oh, right. Thanks. Then can i use 'have been held'?

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    Re: is held every year vs have held every year?

    Quote Originally Posted by mokbon View Post
    Then can i use 'have been held'?

    Yes. For example: This ceremony has been held every year since 2009.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    #5

    Re: is held every year vs have held every year?

    Please note, mokbon, that englishhobby said "has been held" would be correct, not "have been held". Please remember to capitalise the personal pronoun "I".

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    Re: is held every year vs have held every year?

    my mistake again:) thanks to englislhmyhobby and bhalsahab for correcting it. i always have to remind it of me.

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