Here My Question is about direct object or indirect object of a verb when using passive form not abut "happened".

Can't we use the passive form if we don't have direct or indirect object.

This was happened to me.

This was happened 7 years back.

I was kissed by her.(correct)


I'm trying to tell one incident:

This has happened to me when I was about 18 years old.


This happened to me when I was about 18 years old.

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    The first two sentences seem ungrammatical to me. The verb happen doesn't take a direct object and therefore cannot be in the passive voice. – user1513 Jun 2 '14 at 18:30
  • "This happened to me when I was about 18 years old." is the grammatically correct form. Note: Your sentence does not work well with the word 'this' referring to something you say after the sentence. Good: "I won the lottery. This happened a year ago." Bad: "This happened a year ago. I won the lottery." If this confuses you, you could ask it as a separate question. – CoolHandLouis Jun 2 '14 at 18:47
  • Prefacing with a more generic category doesn't change the nature of the question. I could ask "What is 1+1?" and someone might say, "Duplicate of HOW TO ADD". Then I edit as: "This is not about addition, it's about the nature of arithmetic operators. What is 1+1?" It's still the same question. – CoolHandLouis Jun 2 '14 at 19:09