So yeah, the question is in the title. The reason I ask is because in English, when we add 'ize' to a verb, we often use a passive construction, e.g. "this system has been modernized." For some reason I think "这个系统被现代化" sounds totally wrong. Am I right to think that 被 verb+化 do not work well together?
Thanks in advance!
PS：This post was inspired by this Qingwen. I placed this here because it is easier for me to review later, and in addition, I feel like questions somehow get answered better in this group. If anyone thinks this is a bad way to go about things, let me know.
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