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  1. vaibhavmaskar
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    passive infinitive

    1. these tablets are to be taken after meal - passive infinitive.

    is this (1) sentence possible in simple present passive ? like "these tablets are taken after meal"

    if it is possible then are these sentences meaning same or different ?

    thank you
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    Re: passive infinitive

    Quote Originally Posted by vaibhavmaskar View Post
    1. these tablets are to be taken after meal - passive infinitive.

    is this (1) sentence possible in simple present passive ? like "these tablets are taken after meal"

    if it is possible then are these sentences meaning same or different ?

    thank you
    Correct, but not the same meaning. With the infinitive, the phrase is a direction or an order. In your second sentence, it is a statement about usual behavior.

    For the first meaning, closer phrases would be "must be taken/should be taken".

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