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What is the difference between "earn" and "be earned", as "He earned a good reputation." and "He was earned a medal in 1988."?
Are they the same meaning? Is it possible to exchange them?
Thank you 2006, but I'm confused... Is the following extract using wrong Englsih?
Kapanen won a Silver Medal with Finland at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, scoring three points (two goals, one assist) in eight games. He was earned a Silver Medal at the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, in which he tallied three points (one goal, two assists) in six games.
(Atlanta Thrashers - News: Thrashers Sign F Nikko Kapanen - 07/20/2006)
Yes, what you have quoted is not correct English.
Thank you 2006 for the correction.