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    rank vs be ranked

    What is the difference between the following sentences? Are both sentences acceptable?

    • Nomura is now ranked third among the world's information services companies.
    • It ranks seventh among U.S. oil companies in oil output.

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    Re: rank vs be ranked

    What is the difference between the following sentences? Are both sentences acceptable?
    * Nomura is now ranked third among the world's information services companies.
    * It ranks seventh among U.S. oil companies in oil output.
    They're both correct.
    The first one is present passive. The second one is present active.

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