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Is this sentence correct Superiors ought to be respected by us Superiors are supposed to be respected by us Superiors are obliged to be respected by us
Sep 4, 2018 3:00 AM
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The first two are OK. They would be better, however, if written in the active voice: We ought to respect superiors. We are supposed to respect superiors. The third one is not OK because it means “Superiors have an obligation to be respected by us” — but you are not trying to say that superiors have an obligation to accept “our” respect, but rather that the subordinates have an obligation to respect superiors.
September 4, 2018
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