The first question to ask is obvious.

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lagoo

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Hi, I came across the sentence below:

“The first question to ask is obvious.”

But, if I change it into “The first question to be asked is obvious”, is it still acceptable?
If both versions are valid, there should be some differences, I suppose.

Your explanation would be appreciated.
 

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In what context did you find the sentence?
 

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The change works, but it may exclude the speaker from asking it.
 
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