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    #1

    He is hoped to win

    People hope he will win.

    Can I change it into a personal construction in the passive voice?
    He is hoped to win.

    Or is only an impersonal construcion possible?
    It is hoped he will win.

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    #2

    Re: He is hoped to win

    The second sounds more natural to me.

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