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Atatürk
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 10:38:40 AM

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It was deemed to be a great success.

It was deemed a great success.

What's the difference?

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Romany
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 12:16:06 PM
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It's used as the second sentence states it: "It was deemed a failure/a success/a memorable day/a holiday to remember.

"to be" is not added.

But keep in mind this IS a very formal word. It would be used in an assignment or an article for publication - but you wouldn't hear anyone actually saying it - unless they were being pretentious.
Atatürk
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 12:30:54 PM

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Thank you Romany.

In what case do we use "deemed to be"?

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Atatürk
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 6:34:36 AM

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Audiendus
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7:42:03 AM
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There is no difference in meaning between "deem" and "deem to be".

The same applies to "consider" and "consider to be".
Atatürk
Posted: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:04:03 AM

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Thank you so much.

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