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    Question Comprehension phrase

    Hello,

    I have read a sentence about the Iraqui attacks on 'The New York Times' newspaper, but one phrase block my comprehension.

    Here it is:

    'At least one building is thought to have been badly damaged'

    The meaning of the words in bold is that the blast of the bombs is supposed to be damage the building. I am right or wrong?
    Thanks in advance for your help and your kindness.
    Don't hesitate to correct me.
    See you soon on the topic.

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    Re: Comprehension phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by The French View Post
    Hello,

    I have read a sentence about the Iraqui attacks on 'The New York Times' newspaper, but one phrase block my comprehension.

    Here it is:

    'At least one building is thought to have been badly damaged'

    The meaning of the words in bold is that the blast of the bombs is supposed to be damage the building. I am right or wrong?
    Thanks in advance for your help and your kindness.
    Don't hesitate to correct me.
    See you soon on the topic.
    This is the passive voice, in French it would be: On pense qu'au moins un des batiments a été serieusement endommagé.

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    Re: Comprehension phrase

    Good afternoon teacher,

    Thank for your reply, I understand better now the meaning.

    Have a nice day.

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