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    #1

    wait for the rice to cook or wait for the rice to be cooked

    Hi Teachers,

    I'm confused what to say - is it wait for the rice to cook or wait for the rice to be cooked? Or this is just the same?

    Thanks!

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    #2

    Re: wait for the rice to cook or wait for the rice to be cooked

    Quote Originally Posted by Ferds View Post

    I'm confused about what to say - is it 'Wait for the rice to cook' or 'Wait for the rice to be cooked'? Or this is are they just the same?
    They mean the same. The first is more natural.

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