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    #1

    This procedure proved to be...

    "This procedure proved to be very convenient and..."

    Is it OK? Can a procedure proved to be convenient? Or should the sentence be paraphrased as

    "This procedure was proved to be very convenient and..."?

    Many thanks,
    Nyggus

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    #2

    Re: This procedure proved to be...

    The original is standard phrasing, at least in American English.

    Her love for chocolate would prove to be her undoing.
    The decision proved to be a fortuitous one.
    That procedure proved to be a convenient one, far easier to implement than the prior method.

    [not a teacher]

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