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    order + (to be) past participle

    Please advise me which sentence is grammatically correct.
    If both are correct, please let me know if there is any difference in meaning.
    Thank you.

    He ordered the work to be started.
    He ordered the work started.

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    Exclamation Re: order + (to be) past participle

    Quote Originally Posted by yun View Post
    Please advise me which sentence is grammatically correct.
    If both are correct, please let me know if there is any difference in meaning.
    Thank you.

    He ordered the work to be started.
    He ordered the work started.
    hi yun
    "He ordered the work started" is in no way correct, and better to say "he ordered so to start the work/working

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    Re: order + (to be) past participle

    Quote Originally Posted by yun View Post
    Please advise me which sentence is grammatically correct.
    If both are correct, please let me know if there is any difference in meaning.
    Thank you.

    He ordered the work to be started.
    He ordered the work started.
    He ordered that the work be started.

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