例句：1）The accident happened on the Sunday night. 2）What happened to you? (一般不说：What did you happen?) 3）Maybe something unexpected happened. 4）I h
appened to see him on my way home. = It happened that I saw him on my way home.
take place 为稍正式用语。一般指非偶然性事件的“发生”，即这种事件的
1） celebration ceremony takes place in July each year. 庆祝典礼在每年七月举 The 行。 2）Great changes have taken place in our hometown during the past ten years. 3）The Olympic Games of 2008 will take place in Beijing.
注意：happen 与 take place 通常都没有被动语态。