Grammar detail: verb passive causative (させられる) form

verb passive causative (させられる) form  is made to happen
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The passive causative form of a verb means that something 'is made' to happen.
Just to watch it made me nervous.
For both godan and ichidan verbs, the passive causative is made by first making the causative, then replacing the る with られる. For example:
べる eat ➜
べさせる make eat ➜
べさせられる is made to eat
Although this construction seems like a lot of syllables to remember, it is actually quite regular, as られる is the standard combination used to form any passive, and once the causative itself is formed, that functions as a regular ichidan (る) verb.
This construction is sometimes known as the させられる construction, since for any verb formed by adding する to a noun, the passive causative is formed by adding させられる.
する to travel ➜
させられる is made to travel
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Kanji used in this grammar

ショク   ジキ    food   たべる to eat   く to eat   
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リョ   たび trip   
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コウ   ギョウ   アン   ゆ    い to go   おこな to take place   
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ケン   み to see   みえる to be seen; to appear   みせる to show   
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