[Grammar] accompany

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I am always confused about the usage of the word, "accompany."

Which one is correct? I have no idea about the difference between passive and active.

The changed process will (accompany/be accompanied by) negative consequences.
 

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No. Try:

The changed process will result in negative consequences.
 

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That's not a natural context for "accompany". Let's use a more natural and likely context.

The boy will accompany his mother.
The boy will be accompanied by his mother.

Both sentences are grammatically correct but the meaning is different. In the first, the emphasis is on the mother, who is going somewhere, and her son is going to go with her. In the second, the emphasis is on the boy, who is going somewhere, and his mother is going to go with him.
 

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Are you sure that the changed process will not cause/result in negative consequences?
 

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I am always confused about the usage of the word, "accompany."

Which one is correct? I have no idea about the difference between passive and active.

The primary element (the singer, for example) is accompanied by the secondary (the piano); the secondary element (the piano) accompanies the primary (the singer).
 

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I appreciate your explanation.
Based on what you said, I can say " The king accompanied his guards." or " The king was accompanied by his guards."

What about " His mother will accompany the boy" ?
 

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I appreciate your explanation.
Based on what you said, I can say "The king accompanied his guards no full stop here" or "The king was accompanied by his guards."

What about "His mother will accompany the boy"?

Your first example is grammatically correct but unnatural. The second is natural. The third is OK as long as "His mother" isn't the mother of the boy at the end of the sentence, and if the person who "His" refers to has already been mentioned.

Please remember that we do not put a space after opening quotation marks or before a question mark.
 
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