Grammar usage (flagged)


What are the important places to see in Hyderabad?

What are the important places to be seen in Hyderabad?

Please explain the difference.

asked Apr 06 '13 at 16:00 Sanjay Expert

2 answers

1 see in Hyderbad.

This asks what are the highlights of the city that a person should see. be seen in Hyderbad.

This asks what are the places in Hyderbad that would allow a person to be noticed by other people.

link comment answered Apr 06 '13 at 21:36 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

Lewis, your second comment is not correct.  You would need a second "in" for that meaning: "to be seen in in Hyderabad" which sounds terrible but grammatical.  In fact, the second sentence Sanjay is asking about is simply a passive rendering of the first, and because it is unnecessarily passive, the first sentence is the common and desirable version.

link comment answered Apr 07 '13 at 09:27 Shawn Mooney Expert

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