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  • Results are made to look better by...
  • Results are made look better by...

Are both correct? Is there another way of phrasing this sentence?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

It's interesting that the active transform

  • They made the results look better by ...

does not allow the presence of to

  • *They made the results to look better by ...

whereas the passive

  • The results were made to look better by ...

requires to

  • *The results were made look better by ...
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Made to look better” is correct.

The second option is not grammatical.

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