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    connect to / connected to

    Hi,
    I got the following sentence from my customer's specification description.
    "The device can connect to WiFi and mobile wireless network."
    Shouldn't it be "The device can be connected to WiFi and mobile wireless network." ?
    Or, they both work.
    Thank you

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    Re: connect to / connected to

    Quote Originally Posted by joseph0928 View Post
    Hi,
    I got the following sentence from my customer's specification description.
    "The device can connect to WiFi and mobile wireless networks."
    Shouldn't it be "The device can be connected to WiFi and mobile wireless network?"
    Or, do they both work?
    Thank you.
    The original can work, but see corrections.

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    Re: connect to / connected to

    I would put the question mark outside the quotation marks, thus: "The device can be connected to WiFi and mobile wireless network"?
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