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he was found vs he was found to be

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he was found vs he was found to be

Post by ANSHUMAN » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:11 am

Hey guys,
Which one is correct & why?

(1) he was found punctual, hardworking and inquisitive.

or

(2) he was found to be punctual, hardworking and inquisitive.

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Re: he was found vs he was found to be

Post by Alan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 4:49 am

#2.
Although optional in the active construction, the infinitive becomes obligatory in the passive.

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