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find + sth + adj + to + transitive verb

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find + sth + adj + to + transitive verb

Postby Kyledino » Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:24 am

Hi

Which of the following sentences is corrcet?

1. You will find this machine easy to handle.
2. You will find this machine easy to be handled.

If 1. is correct, why? Tnx.
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Re: find + sth + adj + to + transitive verb

Postby Alan » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:33 am

#1. The active infinitive in such a construction is standard, but has a passive meaning.
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