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    Default to wear or to be worn

    Please advise which of the following sentences is better, and why:

    Character shoes are shoes to wear on stage.
    Character shoes are shoes to be worn on stage.

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    Default Re: to wear or to be worn

    Both are fine.

    Character shoes are shoes (for actors/dancers) to wear on stage.
    Character shoes are shoes to be worn (by actors/dancers) on stage.

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    Default Re: to wear or to be worn

    In my language `shoes to be worn` or rather a passive voice of this verb (to wear) implies that the shoes are to be worn out, doesn`t it suggest sth similar in English (by saying `worn` without `out`)

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    Default Re: to wear or to be worn

    Thank you very much, Casiopea. You solved my problem.

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