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    Post This is found to be the case.

    Hi,

    what does it mean:

    This is found to be the case.

    Does it make any sense to you?


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    Re: This is found to be the case.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Hi,

    what does it mean:

    This is found to be the case.

    Does it make any sense to you?


    Thanks
    Usually "was found to be the case". It means that something was discovered to be true.

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    Re: This is found to be the case.

    To put it in grammatical terms:

    While the present passive "is found" is intelligible, it is hard to think of circumstances in which it might be naturally used. One would almost always use the past passive "was found."

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    Re: This is found to be the case.

    Is that "something" refers to "It"?

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    Re: This is found to be the case.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sepmre View Post
    Is that "something" refers to "It"?
    Yes.

    Newspaper reports last week suggested that Peter Capaldi would be the new Doctor Who. This/It was found to be true this week when the BBC announced formally that the actor would be taking over the role after Christmas.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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