9

The first calendar was originated in Egypt.

The first calendar originated in Egypt.

Which voice is suitable for the word "originate", active or passive voice?

2
  • 3
    The first calendars originated in Egypt. [note plural]
    – Mick
    Dec 19, 2016 at 10:05
  • 1
    @Mick I fail to see what pluralization has to do with the question.
    – JimmyJames
    Dec 19, 2016 at 16:32

1 Answer 1

13

Originate is used as an intransitive verb here.

to take or have origin

That (generally) means it can't be used in passive form.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .