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    to be said

    Hi teachers,

    It is said that alcohol is unhealthy.
    People say that alcohol is unhealthy.
    Alcohol is said to be healthy.

    Are my three sentences above correct? I just want to check whether I have a good understanding of the constructions like above since I sometimes get confused about them.


    Thanks.

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    Re: to be said

    All three are correct English, though the third conveys a very different message from the first two.

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    Re: to be said

    You mean it implies different meaning?

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    Re: to be said

    It doesn't just imply it, it conveys it. There's a big difference between 'healthy' and 'unhealthy'.

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    Re: to be said

    Yes, "unhealthy" is the antonym of "healthy", right? But I just want to know whether my constructions are correct. Oh now I got. I have made a mistake. I must have said like "Alcohol is to be said unhealthy", right?

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    Re: to be said

    Quote Originally Posted by kite View Post
    Yes, "unhealthy" is the antonym of "healthy", right? But I just want to know whether my constructions are correct. Oh now I got. I have made a mistake. I must have said like "Alcohol is to be said unhealthy", right?
    You should have said....

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