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This book is to read.

This book is to be read.

Which one is ok?

"This book' is not the doer, but the receiver of the action. This is the object of the action if the voice is kept active, thus if is made the subject of the action, the sentence should be in passive voice.

Is this right?

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This is the grammatically correct passive form:

This book will be read.

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  • That changes the meaning significantly. Oct 14, 2021 at 3:47
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This book is to read.

This book is to be read.

The second example is right.

Now the subject 'book' is being acted upon, the sentence is said to be in passive voice.

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