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Илья Головкодобавил заметку 4 года назад

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Подскажите, как же правильно: a thing to be done или a thing to do. Например: two things have left to be done. Я склоняюсь к пассивной конструкции, но Reverso Context выдает оба варианта.

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🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 4 года назад

Ilya, you can say "Two things ARE left to be done" (to be left = оставаться; to have left = ушел, ушедший)... but it's more correct to say "There are two things left to be done -or- left to do." If you mention the person, then you can use have: I have two things left to do and then we can go to lunch. -or- We can't leave now - we have too many things left to do.

Илья Головкодобавил комментарий 4 года назад

Thank you, Uly! I made a mistake giving the example, you are completely right. Of course I meant: two things are left to be done. But my question was: which sentense is correct: two things are left to be done OR two things are left to do ? They both mean the same, right?

🇺🇸 Uly 🐝добавил комментарий 4 года назад

If you ask me, I don't like either one. I feel the correct syntax is "There are two things left to be done/to do." And yes, they both mean the same thing.

Илья Головкодобавил комментарий 4 года назад

thank you, Uly. This seems to be like that "Вода в чайнике долго остывает" and "Вода в чайнике долго НЕ остывает" mean the same ;)

grumblerдобавил комментарий 4 года назад

Можно делать, но так и не Сделать.
Может быть в этом и разница?

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