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Occur vs. happen #1 (permalink) Fri Nov 05, 2004 18:38 pm   Occur vs. happen
 

Test No. incompl/inter-19 "A Collision - Finish this Story", question 8

I'm walking right up to the crowd now to see ..........

(a) what's happen
(b) what's happens
(c) what's happend
(d) what's occurring

Test No. incompl/inter-19 "A Collision - Finish this Story", answer 8

I'm walking right up to the crowd now to see what's happend.

Correct answer: (c) what's happend

Your answer was: incorrect
I'm walking right up to the crowd now to see what's occuring.
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Occur #2 (permalink) Fri Nov 05, 2004 19:47 pm   Occur
 

Occur is used specfically for incidents/situations/events etc and not for general matters.
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Occur #3 (permalink) Fri Nov 05, 2004 19:55 pm   Occur
 

Alan wrote:
Occur is used specfically for incidents/situations/events etc and not for general matters.

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Occur vs. happen #4 (permalink) Tue Mar 21, 2006 18:16 pm   Occur vs. happen
 

Hi,

could you please help me to sort this out:

answer c)"happend" without -ed
answer c)in test "happened" with -ed :

is it normal for english grammar or
maybe it is done by pupose to confuse poor students
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Happen vs. happened #5 (permalink) Wed Mar 22, 2006 7:41 am   Happen vs. happened
 

Hi Jan, happen is the infinitive form and happened can be the simple past form of the past participle.
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Typo #6 (permalink) Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:44 am   Typo
 

There is a typo in that particular test question:

'happened' is spelt 'happend'.

And that is obviously what has confused Jan.
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Typo #7 (permalink) Wed Mar 22, 2006 11:56 am   Typo
 

Thank you ,
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