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Which of these is correct?

1.How do you want your house to be built?
2.How do you want your house built?

I think 1 is correct because it is the house that will be built(someone will build it). But I can also get the same meaning with 2. So I don't know which one should be used. If 2 is correct and means the same, could you please explain the syntax?

And for these ones too:

  1. When it was started to be built....
  2. When it started to be built....
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  • 1 and 2 are more or less the same. 3 is incorrect and 4 would be improved by inserting being before built. It is still a bit clumsy though. I am afraid I have no knowledge of English grammar, I just speak it, so this is just a comment not a proper answer. – mdewey Dec 20 '20 at 14:06
  • Thank you @mdewey it gave me a better understanding. – Guri Dec 20 '20 at 14:24

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