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    Question usage

    Hi
    I have recently doubted about popularity,usage and style notes of these two types of sentenses.Would you please spell it out?
    1. “He gave the report to his secretary to be typed.”
    2. “He gave the report to his secretary to type.”
    Thank you very much.
    Mohsen.Z

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    Re: usage

    Quote Originally Posted by zakizadeh View Post
    Hi

    I have recently doubted about popularity,usage and style notes of these two types of sentenses.Would you please spell it out?

    1. “He gave the report to his secretary to be typed.”
    1. “He gave the report to his secretary to type.”
    Thank you very much.

    Mohsen.Z
    The first sentence is correct.

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    Re: usage

    The second is fine to me, and I think it would be the more 'popular' form, at least in British English.

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