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    omitting the auxiliary be in repetitious passive verb

    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and I'm here as I failed to get the answer from google and grammar books. Could you tell me which one is correct? How does the sentence sound to the native speaker? I know it can be restructured in active voice but I want to make an emphasis here. That it should be done and there's no way to escape from it.

    - Our team analyzed the existing code and returned a tough verdict – critical parts are to be recoded, vulnerabilities be eliminated, bugs be fixed.
    - Our team analyzed the existing code and returned a tough verdict – critical parts are to be recoded, vulnerabilities eliminated, bugs fixed.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: omitting the auxiliary be in repetitious passive verb

    I'd write:

    - Our team analyzed the existing code and returned a tough verdict – critical parts are to be recoded, vulnerabilities eliminated, ​and bugs fixed.

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