to keep him safe/to be kept safe

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to keep him safe/to be kept safe

Postby navi » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:43 pm

Which are correct:

1-He was given a false identity to keep him safe.
2-He was given a false identity to be kept safe.

3-He was sent to the countryside to keep him safe.
4-He was sent to the countryside to be kept safe.

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Re: to keep him safe/to be kept safe

Postby Alan » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:58 am

All grammatically possible, but #2 is rather absurd.


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