Which of the following is correct and why?

  1. I was assigned the task
  2. I was assigned to the task
  3. The task was assigned to me

I hope the first and the third ones are correct but I'm doubtful about 2. Is there any context in which the second one can be correct?

  • They're all fine. A task can be assigned to a person (sentences 1 and 3), and a person can be assigned to a task (sentence 2).
    – gotube
    Jun 12 at 5:27

These are all correct.

1: I was given a task

2: A task needed people to do it and I was chosen

3: I was given a task (same meaning as 1 but with the word order flipped)

The difference is very subtle and they are all likely to be used interchangeably

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