Reply to "Active and passive form"

Cocoricot,

Both (1) and (2) are correct.

This reminds me of a conversation I had with David years ago wherein he asked me what I found to be a very amusing question that had come up in a discussion of syntax that he had had with some people I didn't know.  The question as he presented it to me was whether I found the sentence

3: The turkey is ready to eat.

ambiguous.  I answered that, yes, it could either mean

3a: The turkey is hungry.

or

3b: The turkey is fully cooked.

If (3b) is the intended meaning, (3) can be rephrased as

3b': The turkey is ready to be eaten.

I find the relationship between my examples (3) and (3b') to be parallel to the relationship between your (1) and (2).

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