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1-It was expected that she would win the race.
1a) She was expected to win the race.
1b) She was expected to have won the race.
2-It was reported that he was staying in the city.
2a) He was reported to be staying in the city.
2b) He was reported to have been staying in the city.
I have some problem about 'personal passive in past', and I would like to ask whether the alternative sentences are OK or not. In my opinion, sentences '1b and 2b' are OK, but I am not sure. Can you please help?
Re: personal passive
I don't know what you mean by 'personal passive.
#1a is fine. I cannot think of a context in which #1b would work
Originally Posted by aysaa
This one is difficult. If the original words were "He is staying in the city", then #2 and #2a are possible. If the original words were "He was staying in the city", then #2 is just about possible, though unlikely, #2a is not possible, and #2b is possible. 2-
It was reported that he was staying in the city. 2a)
He was reported to be staying in the city. 2b)
He was reported to have been staying in the city.
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