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    Which is correct?

    It feels that military spending is extremely high.
    or
    It is felt that military spening os extremely high.

    Please tell me which sentence is correct and why

    Thanks


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    Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by lucalita009 View Post
    It feels that military spending is extremely high.
    or
    It is felt that military spending is extremely high.

    Please tell me which sentence is correct and why

    Thanks
    The second one is correct, but I really feel that using passive voice here is rather awkward, which is to say that passive voice does not work very well to express this idea.

    I would say it like this: The feeling is that military spending is too high.

    Or one could say it this way: The perception is that military spending is too high.

    Here's another way: People feel that military spending is too high.

    I hope this helps you.


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    Re: Which is correct?

    Thanks a lot, teacher


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    Smile Re: Which is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by lucalita009 View Post
    Thanks a lot, teacher

    You're welcome.

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