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    #1

    to be dating/dating

    Someone is rumored to be dating him
    Someone is rumored dating him

    Hi,

    What is the difference between the two above? I used to be dating and dating.

    Thanks

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    #2

    Re: to be dating/dating

    The second one is incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: to be dating/dating

    They are both incorrect without a final punctuation mark.

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    Re: to be dating/dating

    The use of rumored/rumoured attracts the "to + infinitive" after it.

    He is rumoured to be looking for another job.
    He is rumoured to own a Ferrari.
    They are rumoured to be dating.

    Note the variation in spelling: rumor/rumors/rumored (AmE) and rumour/rumours/rumoured (BrE).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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