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    Reported died?

    Is the following sentence correct:

    "He was reported DIED" ("Poetry from 1900 to 1975")

    If i were writing i would write one of the following:

    A) "He was reported DEAD"

    B) "It was reported that he DIED"

    The quote from the poetry book sounds odd to me

    Does anyone agree?

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    Re: Reported died?

    Is it possible that there is more to the sentence? Check out these examples here: "he was reported died" poetry - Google Search.

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    Re: Reported died?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard Togher View Post
    Is the following sentence correct:

    "He was reported DIED" ("Poetry from 1900 to 1975")

    If i were writing i would write one of the following:

    A) "He was reported DEAD"

    B) "It was reported that he DIED"

    The quote from the poetry book sounds odd to me

    Does anyone agree?
    He was reported [to have] died -correct
    It was reported that he had died of ..[e. g. severe liver problems]
    Dozens of Afghan villagers reported dead after NATO attack -headline in a newspaper

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    Re: Reported died?

    I wonder, though, if there is more to that sentence. Consider,

    Ex: 29 People reported died in April accidents.

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