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    subject to - subjected to

    Could you please enlighten me as to which one of the two forms is correct / more common or whether there are any differences in their usage. Let's take a look at this all too familiar example:

    Inappropriate posts will be subject to deletion.
    Inappropriate posts will be subjected to deletion.


    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: subject to - subjected to

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomasz Klimkiewicz View Post
    Could you please enlighten me as to which one of the two forms is correct / more common or whether there are any differences in their usage. Let's take a look at this all too familiar example:

    Inappropriate posts will be subject to deletion.
    Inappropriate posts will be subjected to deletion.


    Thank you very much in advance.
    NOT A TEACHER.

    In my view, "Inappropriate posts will be subject to deletion" can mean two things: such posts are susceptible to deletion or are likely to be deleted.

    I don't like your other sentence, but I don't think it's wrong. It's a wordier or perhaps more formal way of saying, "Inappropriate posts will be deleted." As you can see, the two sentences differ in meaning.

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    Re: subject to - subjected to

    Thank you very much, Allen165, for your detailed reply. That explains the meaning subtleties I had doubts about.

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