– EC has claimed that all the required arrangements for the CA election
have been made and appealed to the public to go to the polls fearlessly.
– According to the home minister, all the citizens will be provided with
the maximum security during the election period/ time.
(… maximum security will be provided/ given to all the citizens during
the election time.) [i] Is this also okay?[/i]
– The election is scheduled to be held on Nov. 19 .
Neither works really well. 2 is the only one close to being correct but it needs another ‘to’ (appealed to to go). Anglophile’s first sentence is incorrect and should be recast like this:
The EC has claimed that all the arrangements required for the CA election have been made and they have appealed to the public to go to the polls fearlessly.
That is not right.
It doesn’t work well at all as it indicates that the public are doing the appealing.
For Anglophile’s suggestion to work, the ‘have’ should be explicit, not implied, and even then the sentence sounds awkward and unnatural (have been appealed to to) . The active form is far better than the passive and there was no reason to change Noren’s original phrasing here.
Yes, Alan. It is ‘appeal to’. I have missed the preposition in the passivized form. Of course even with that, the sentence will look and sound clumsy, as you rightly say. The active voice will certainly be better.
How melodious and fragrant your echo is, Alan!
Fathima, I’m sorry about my carelessness and the resultant error.