Student or Learner
So far I have learned perfect infinitive in the following ways
1, Used with helping verb WAS & WERE (for uncompleted scheduled / formal actions) i.e. The P.M. was to have laid laid the foundation of stadium.
2, Used with MODALS i.e. I should like to have seen Nelson Mandilla. You could / might / would have lent me money.
Sentences like following are still complicated for me to learn.
A number of Indian companies are believed to have successfully bid for teams in the Sri Lanka Premier League.
May I have a complete explanations of this sentence?
Last edited by Jadoon 84; 04-Jul-2012 at 17:48. Reason: Typing & omission
Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.
Let's make it simpler - the principles are still the same: Some Indian companies are believed to have bid for PL (Premier League) teams.
People believe/think/say/etc that some Indian companies have bid for PL teams.
It is believed/thought/said/etc (by people) that some Indian companies have bid for PL teams.
Some Indian companies are believed/thought/said to have bid for PL teams.
Here are some other forms.
Present simple: People say that he works hard - It is said that he works hard - He is said to work hard.
Present progressive: People say that he is dying - It is said that he is dying - He is said to be dying.
Present perfect: People say that he has retired - It is said that he has - he is said to have retired.
Hurrah !!!! I got it. I am so happy, you can't imagine.
Only one thing more
Will meaning be the same for ?
It is said that he has retired. and
He is said to have retired.