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Is below sentence is grammatically correct?

How this rape case proceeded very differently from the other rape cases.

It’s from Important lessons to be learnt: How the Kathua rape case proceeded very differently from the Unnao rape case

According to me “proceeded” has been used incorrectly in above sentence. It should be “was proceeded”.

“Proceeded” is transitive verb. Judge need to proceed the case in court.

Is there any article where I can read about when it is mandatory to use is/was in the English?

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For context, the indicated statement is a headline from a Times of India article, which reads:

Important lessons to be learnt: How the Kathua rape case proceeded very differently from the Unnao rape case

In this case, the sentence is correct, if a little awkward. The verb to proceed means (among other definitions) to go on in an orderly regulated way. I have only scan-read the article but, from what I can tell, it attempts to describe differences in the way two cases were tried in court.

You may be mistaking the verb to proceed, with another to precede, which means to be earlier than.

If the article was describing the order in which two cases were tried, rather than the processes by which they were tried, then you could say that one case was preceded by the other.

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