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    #1

    to do/to be done

    There are lots of things to do.
    There are lots of things to be done.


    Do you native speakers see the two above as exactly the same in meaning? Do you think the intention of the speaker behind is the same?

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    #2

    Re: to do/to be done

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    There are lots of things to do.
    There are lots of things to be done.


    Do you native speakers see the two above as exactly the same in meaning? Do you think the intention of the speaker behind is the same?
    Yes, to both questions.

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