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    Default "apply to" or be applied to"

    1. This law can be applied to all foreigners with working permits.

    2. This law can apply to all foreigners with working permits.

    Which one is correct? Thanks a lot.

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    Default Re: "apply to" or be applied to"

    Both are correct.

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    Default Re: "apply to" or be applied to"

    Thanks a lot.
    By the way, did the two sentences mean exactly the same or
    there's slight difference between the two?

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    Default Re: "apply to" or be applied to"

    Quote Originally Posted by joycewhl View Post
    Thanks a lot.
    By the way, did the two sentences mean exactly the same or
    there's slight difference between the two?
    Anglika's right and in answer to your second question:
    #1 suggests that the powers that be (e.g. the government, police etc...) will use "this law" to monitor or penalize foreigners with working permits
    #2 suggests that the foreigners can use or interpret the law to monitor or guide their own actions


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