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Hi! everyone.I want to know whether I should use "it" in this sentence at the end or not and which one should I use at the end "to start" or "to be started"?
This machine requires 4 glass of water to start.
This machine requires 4 glass of water to be started.
and waht about this one,can I use "it" at the end of this sentence?
This machine requires 4 glass of water to start it.
Thanks!
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Hi,

This machine requires four glasses of water (in order for it) to start. = This machine requires four glasses

of water so that it can operate / function.

The phrase given in parentheses is omitted, but it helps to see the logic behind the sentence.

I would use the sentence I mentioned above because it is natural-sounding.

Regards
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Hi

1.This machine requires 4 glasses of water to start. OK.
2.This machine requires 4 glasses of water to be started. Not OK
3. This machine requires 4 glasses of water to start it. Sounds odd

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