When to use Was Taken and Took Place in Sentence? Are both the versions correct?
a) The Accident was taken place in our neighborhood.
b) The Accident took place in our neighborhood.
1) Both the sentences gives same information about past accident.
2) Sentence a) is Passive voice and sentence b) is Active voice.
3) To take is an intransitive verb which need subject to do it. Accident can not be taken place by its own some one has to do accident hence for me sentence b) is incorrect.
4) But Sentence b) can also be ordinary version of sentence. Which gives Idea about past accident without any details like who did it, how it happened etc.
Additional explanation for bounty
Can we use Taken Place as an Past Participle in my above given example?. e.g.
Accident (which) was taken place in our neighborhood. In which 3 people were killed.
Through Passive voice we can define subject. In my example Accident is subject and I am defining it by giving additional information of like when it taken place, How many people were killed, accident occurred in past. ....etc.