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    Hi,

    The following sentence is from the media. I think the underlined part should be ‘to be generating’, as the sentence is in the passive voice. Why did the author choose that term?

    The endorsement deal - mainly for GM’s aging Buick brand- was believed to generate about $7 million a year for Mr. Woods.

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    Default Re: to generate / to be generating

    Quote Originally Posted by musicgold View Post
    Hi,

    The following sentence is from the media. I think the underlined part should be ‘to be generating’, as the sentence is in the passive voice. Why did the author choose that term?

    The endorsement deal - mainly for GM’s aging Buick brand- was believed to generate about $7 million a year for Mr. Woods.

    Thanks,

    MG.
    What was the deal believed to do? Your version's OK, but so's the original it's about what the deal generated year after year.

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