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"A Chinese investor who had just bought a French vineyard is feared dead in a helicopter crash"
What does "feared dead" mean? He could be either feared or dead, but what is "feared dead" combined?
I'm confused because in the sentence the first part is the past perfect "had bought" and the second part is the present simple "is feared dead".
I think "was feared dead" is correct.
Am I wrong?
Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.
Not a teacher nor a native speaker.