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    earn and be earned?

    Dear teachers,

    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?


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    Re: earn and be earned?

    Quote Originally Posted by hellokitty View Post
    Dear teachers,

    What is the difference between "earn" and "be earned", as in "He earned a good reputation." and "He was earned a medal in 1988." ?
    Are they the same meaning? Is it possible to exchange them?
    You can not say "He was earned a medal....". You can say 'He was (awarded)(given) a medal....'.
    You can say 'Medals have to be earned.'
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    Re: earn and be earned?

    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)


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    Re: earn and be earned?

    Yes, what you have quoted is not correct English.

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    Re: earn and be earned?

    Quote Originally Posted by hellokitty View Post
    Thank you 2006, but I'm confused... Is the following extract using wrong Englsih? Yes!

    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)


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
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    The clarification given by 2006 is grammatically correct. The news item that appeared in Atlanta Thrashers seems to have ignored the finer points of grammar. For example: The preposition 'with' in sentence - "Kapanen won a Silver Medal with Finland at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games" is inappropriate. The proper word there should be 'in'. Similarly He was earned a medal need be changed to He was awarded/given a medal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manas Ranjan Mallick View Post
    The preposition 'with' in sentence - "Kapanen won a Silver Medal with Finland at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games" is inappropriate. No, it is correct. He won a silver medal with (Finland)(the Finnish team) at......

    The proper word there should be 'in'. No, the 2006 Olympics were not in Finland; they were in Italy.
    Similarly He was earned a medal need be changed to He was awarded/given a medal
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    Thank you 2006 for the correction.

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