1. It is said (alleged, believed, supposed etc.) that
2. He is said to
I've got a few questions about the structures above:
1. Could I leave out that in the 1 case?
2. It is not clear to me what form of a verb we should use:
It is reported that two people were injured in the explosion (is it possible to use have been injured here?)
A friend of mine has been arrested. It is alleged that he hit a policeman (could I say has hit?)
3. Am I right that It is supposed to could be used as alternative to the other possible verbs without changing the meaning?
For an example: It is suppose (instead of reported) that two people were injured; it is supposed (instead of alleged) that he hit a policeman.
Thanks in advance!
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