And where would you like the box picked up from? (This is a section of a dialogue between a customer and an agent from a shipping company.)

Is it a reduced sentence? If it is, what is the full version of it?

And where would you like the box to be picked up from?

Is that sentence above full version?

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Yes, the verb "to be" is implied. Including it is slightly more formal. Implying it is more casual. To be is also often implied in technical writing for brevity.

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