Re: Once the truck is confirmed to be free of gas - one of reporting verbs
I agree with you that "Once it is/once it has been confirmed that ..." is better. You will see/hear "Once [noun] is confirmed to be ..." but I find it clunky. I would like to check what you mean by "free of gas" though. Is it a tanker which might contain gas in the huge main part at the back and that gas must be emptied out of the tanker? Initially, I assumed that "gas" (AmE) meant "petrol" (BrE) and that "was free of gas" meant "had run out of petrol" - if that were the case, it would be a very unnatural sentence.
Originally Posted by JACEK1
Please open a new thread for your other question.
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