As the heading says: Which is the better alternative – tasked with doing or tasked to do? Or are they equally good, but used in different contexts? In that case, what's the difference between them?

Thank you!

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tasked with is certainly more common.

When used passively

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When used actively

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Either will do. My personal taste is for fewer words when possible, so would choose "tasked to do" .

In context, I would try for neither. Name the task directly rather than as a request to do it. So

  • ... tasked to clean the kitchen.

rather than

  • ... tasked to do the kitchen cleanup.

Edit after reading the answer from @AndrewTobilko :

  • ... tasked with the kitchen cleanup.
  • Yes, I agree with the naming of the task straight away – I just used "do" as a dummy for whatever verb would be relevant in the context :) Thanks!
    – Hannah
    Commented Jan 8, 2021 at 13:47

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