believe

mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
I know this sentence is wrong but I am interested in the way you explain to me why it is not correct. Would you help me?
"It has to be seen to believe."
Thanks.
 
  • vachecow

    Senior Member
    USA English
    It should be "It has to be seen to be believed" because "to be seen" is a passive infinitive, so you can't follow that with an active infinitive like "to believe."
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Oh, very simple.
    If I say it in active form, should it be: "I have to see it to believe it."
    Am I right?
     
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