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    Perfect Inifinitvie

    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.

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    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?

    Greetings
    Last edited by Jadoon 84; 04-Jul-2012 at 17:48. Reason: Typing & omission

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    Re: Perfect Inifinitvie

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadoon 84 View Post
    You could / might / would lent me money. This is incorrect. You mean either "You could/might/would lend me money" or "You could have/might have/would have lent me money.
    See above. By the way, the word "Greetings" usually goes at the beginning of a post/message, not the end.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Perfect Inifinitvie

    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.

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    Re: Perfect Inifinitvie

    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.

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    Re: Perfect Inifinitvie

    Quote Originally Posted by Jadoon 84 View Post
    Will meaning be the same for ?

    It is said that he has retired. and
    He is said to have retired.
    They mean the same.

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