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    Once a year, at a special ceremony, a few distinguished people __ Nobel Prizes.

    Once a year, at a special ceremony, a few distinguished people __ Nobel Prizes.

    A) will award
    B) are being awarded
    C) are awarded
    D) were awarded
    E) had been awarded

    My answer is B. Answer key is C. I can not differentiate between the two option.Which one is true in which cases? How can I differentiate between the two? What is the grammar name of it in order to investigate it? Thanks in advance.
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    Re: A Question About Passive & Causatives -4

    C) uses present simple (passive), which is good for regular, or routine events such as this. The time phrase Once a year sets this context.

    B) uses present continuous (passive), which is used to focus on one specific event. You might use this form to describe the event as it is happening. This could (but not necessarily) be a one-off event. As we speak, somewhere in Norway, a few distinguished people are being awarded Nobel Prizes.

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    Re: A Question About Passive & Causatives -4

    Quote Originally Posted by tahasozgen View Post
    Which one is correct true in which cases?
    Note correction above. "True" means verifiable. It does not mean "correct".
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    Re: Once a year, at a special ceremony, a few distinguished people __ Nobel Prizes.

    I have changed your thread title. As I have explained in your thread about an apple falling on someone's head, titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are actually asking us about.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: Once a year, at a special ceremony, a few distinguished people __ Nobel Prizes.

    D is also correct if the event does not happen anymore. That however would require additional context.
    Last edited by andrewg927; 18-May-2017 at 19:00. Reason: fixing a typo

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    Re: Once a year, at a special ceremony, a few distinguished people __ Nobel Prizes.

    Quote Originally Posted by andrewg927 View Post
    pretext.
    Do you mean context?

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