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    The following is definition from [URL="http://ocontract with/to & be contract with/to

    The following is definition from oxford learners dictionaries

    3 [transitive] to make a legal agreement with somebody for them to work for you or provide you with a service

    contract somebody to do something
    The player is contracted to play until August.

    contract somebody (to something)
    Several computer engineers have been contracted to the finance department.



    1.
    I don't know what is the difference between "The player is contracted to play until August." and "The player contracted to play until August.".

    2.
    Is "contract to" the same meaning as "be contract to" ?

    3.
    Several computer engineers have been contracted to the finance department. = Several computer engineers have been contracted with the finance department. ??

    In the phrase, could "to" be replace with "with"?

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    Re: The following is definition from [URL="http://ocontract with/to & be contract wit

    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    1.
    I don't know what is the difference between "The player is contracted to play until August." and "The player contracted to play until August.".
    1. The player is contracted to play until August.
    2. The player contracted to play until August.
    The first one is passive and the second one is active. They have the same meaning. The difference is very small. The first one emphasizes the player and the second one emphasizes the contract.
    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    2.
    Is "contract to" the same meaning as "be contract to" ?
    It depends on a context. But usually yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Soox View Post
    3.
    Several computer engineers have been contracted to the finance department. = Several computer engineers have been contracted with the finance department. ??
    In the phrase, could "to" be replace with "with"?
    1. Several computer engineers have been contracted to the finance department.
    2. Several computer engineers have been contracted with the finance department.
    I wouldn't use "with" in this context but you could say "have contracts with"

    (I'm not a teacher)

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    Re: The following is definition from [URL="http://ocontract with/to & be contract wit

    Thank you. Now, I understand.
    Last edited by Soox; 07-Dec-2013 at 03:52.

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