M S Dhoni is remembered by the era he forged after those dark days in West Indies in 2007 when India crashed out in the group stage of the World Cup after having gone down to Banglades

In this sentence, why is and remembered used in combined?

  • "M S Dhoni is (still) remembered..." – CinCout Aug 18 '17 at 5:43
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    Are you familiar with the passive voice? – BillJ Aug 18 '17 at 7:02
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    Side note: normally we would say "is remembered for {some accomplishment}" and "is remembered by {those who recall his accomplishment}" – Tᴚoɯɐuo Aug 18 '17 at 11:04

The sentence is in the passive voice, "people remember him by his era".

"Is remembered" means that someone/somebody remembers him (maybe even everyone/everybody).

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