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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

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...to see in Hyderbad.

This asks what are the highlights of the city that a person should see.

 

...to 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
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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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