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    is considered to be valid

    Please explain to me what is the difference between - the contract was considered to be valid and the contract was considered valid, the contract was held to be valid and the contract was held valid. What the grammar rules should appy here? Many thanks

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    Re: is considered to be valid

    Quote Originally Posted by olegv View Post
    Please explain to me what is the difference between - the contract was considered to be valid and the contract was considered valid, the contract was held to be valid and the contract was held valid. What the grammar rules should appy here? Many thanks
    I don't infer much difference in meaning in any of your examples, except that "held" and "held to be" seem more formal and may have some more significance in legal terms.

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