English grammar questions, answered by Alan
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Which one is correct & why?
(1) he was found punctual, hardworking and inquisitive.
(2) he was found to be punctual, hardworking and inquisitive.
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Although optional in the active construction, the infinitive becomes obligatory in the passive.