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    It seems strange the door to have

    Hi,

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    - It seems strange the door to have been knocked so early in the morning.

    - It is allowed you to use the office internet.

    I would like to ask if they sound grammatically OK or not. I think they seem strange.

    Thanks.

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    Re: It seems strange the door to have

    'It seemed strange that the door was knocked on so early in the morning.'
    'You are allowed to use the office internet.'

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    Re: It seems strange the door to have

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    Hi,

    *self-made

    - It seems strange the door to have been knocked so early in the morning.
    I think in this sentence, the door to have been knocked is an appositive of "it".

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    - It has allowed you to use the office internet.
    I think I fixed it.

    not a teacher.
    Last edited by mawes12; 26-Jun-2015 at 13:11.

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    Re: It seems strange the door to have

    'It seemed strange for the door to be knocked on so early in the morning.'
    'It is allowable for you to use the office internet.'

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    #5

    Re: It seems strange the door to have

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    I would like to ask if they sound grammatically OK or not. I think they seem strange.
    They're strange to me too. I would use the active in the first:

    It's strange that someone knocked on the door so early.

    Fr the second I'd use this:

    You are allowed to use the office internet

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