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    be believed

    Dear teachers

    In the following sentence, why "be" believed is used, rather than "are/is" believed, or "is/are" believed "to" be susceptible....?

    The half-educated, be believed, would be susceptible to any intellectual fad that they might use to demonstrate their superiority to the masses.

    Please advise

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    Holden



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    Re: be believed

    It is not a very good sentence.

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    Re: be believed

    Typo for "he believed"?
    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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    Re: be believed

    And the number of instances on Google is testament to the amount of plagiarism, or at least unread copy and paste, that occurs.

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