Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Reported died?

  1. #1
    Richard Togher is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • UK
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    45
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    12,971
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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.

  3. #3
    Teia is offline Key Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • Romanian
      • Home Country:
      • Romania
      • Current Location:
      • Romania
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Posts
    1,881
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default 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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    12,971
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: Reported died?

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

    Ex: 29 People reported died in April accidents.

Similar Threads

  1. May\might
    By Tdol in forum Advanced
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 14-Jul-2011, 04:20
  2. Some questions about Reported speech
    By suteja in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 27-May-2007, 09:58
  3. Reported
    By nelly01 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Feb-2007, 15:04
  4. desperate! reported speech
    By valtango in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 20-Mar-2003, 15:40

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Hotchalk