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    Am I correct?

    Hello guys~~
    Please check my anwers if they are correct or not.
    I'm looking forward to your reply.


    A : grammatically incorrect
    B : grammatically correct but rarely used
    C : grammatically correct and commonly used


    ( B ) I believe him to be honest.
    ( B ) I believe him honest.
    ( C ) I believe that he is honest.

    ( C ) I saw him run away.
    ( C ) I saw him running away.
    ( A ) I saw him to be running away.

    ( C ) He was seen to run away.
    ( C ) He was seen running away.
    ( A ) He was seen to be running away.

    ( C ) He made me go
    ( C ) I was made to go by him.

    ( C ) He made me happy.
    ( C ) I was made to be happy by him.
    ( A ) I was made happy by him.

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    Re: Am I correct?

    1. Is this your homework?
    2. Please use more appropriate thread titles, using one, some or all of the words from your query. A good title would have been "I believe him to be honest".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Am I correct?

    1. Oh, no~ I wish I were a student who has homework. I made these questions because I'm confused about correctness of some of those sentences.
    2. I got it. I will.

    Thank you for your answer in advance.

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    Re: Am I correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by ddablo View Post
    Hello guys~~
    Please check my anwers if they are correct or not.
    I'm looking forward to your reply.


    A : grammatically incorrect
    B : grammatically correct but rarely used
    C : grammatically correct and commonly used


    ( B ) I believe him to be honest. I would give this a "correct and commonly used" rating.
    ( B ) I believe him honest. I don't think this is "rare" but perhaps not as common as the one above.
    ( C ) I believe that he is honest.

    ( C ) I saw him run away.
    ( C ) I saw him running away.
    ( A ) I saw him to be running away.
    ( C ) He was seen to run away. I'd go with B on this.
    ( C ) He was seen running away.
    ( A ) He was seen to be running away.

    ( C ) He made me go
    ( C ) I was made to go by him. Rarely used. Don't use this.

    ( C ) He made me happy.
    ( C ) I was made to be happy by him. So unnatural that you may was well think of this as incorrect.
    ( A ) I was made happy by him. This is grammatical and much more natural than the one above.
    Those are my thoughts.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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