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    #1

    too

    Which is grammatically correct? Or are these both OK?

    This document is still too good to throw away.
    This document is still too good to be thrown away.

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    #2

    Re: too

    The second sounds better to me, although I can't say for sure whether the first one is incorrect.

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    charliedeut
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    #3

    Re: too

    Quote Originally Posted by Taka View Post
    Which is grammatically correct? Or are these both OK?

    This document is still too good to throw away.
    This document is still too good to be thrown away.
    Either is OK.

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    #4

    Re: too

    I feel in the first, you or the speaker might be the one to throw it away. In the second, it could be anyone. But that's just a feeling.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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