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    Reputed to

    I have used "reputed to" in my sentences. I am not sure if they sound natural. Would you correct my mistakes?

    1. A well-known singer is reputed to have been drinking a bottle of whisky before every concert.
    2. A Hollywood film director is reputed to have punched a tourist who had accidentally stepped into his scene.
    3. Cleopatra is reputed to have been promiscuous.

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    Re: Reputed to

    Sentence 1 would be okay as "A well-known singer is reputed to drink a bottle of whisky before every concert." The present perfect continuous doesn't work because the sentence describes a habitual action, not a continual one.

    Sentence 2 describes a one-time event. Reputed to means "has a reputation for"; that is, people say the person habitually does what they're reputed to do. You could write "A Hollywood film director is reputed to have driven onlookers away whenever he was shooting."

    Sentence 3 is okay.
    Last edited by GoesStation; 30-Mar-2016 at 16:12. Reason: To fix a typo.
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    Re: Reputed to

    Regarding my first sentence, I wanted it to be in the past in the second part. I am wondering if my sentence would be correct like this?

    1. A well-known singer is reputed to have drunk a bottle of whisky before every concert.

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    Re: Reputed to

    Yes, that works.
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