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    #1

    Expressng future after She is said to

    Is the following sentence natural?

    She is said to be going to move house soon.


    If not, is there a way to complete the stucture "She is said to" so that it would have a future meanung?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Expressng future after She is said to

    Your sentence isn't wrong. But it would be better to say, "It's said that she is going to move house"; "They say she's going to move house."
    Also:
    "She's said to be about to move house."
    "She's said to be planning to move house."

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    Re: Expressng future after She is said to

    Is the word house in this thread refers referring to the mobile one?
    Last edited by Odessa Dawn; 01-Jul-2016 at 23:27. Reason: refers>referring

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    Re: Expressng future after She is said to

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Is the word house in this thread referring to the mobile one?
    No. 'Moving house' simply means going to live in a different house.

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    Re: Expressng future after She is said to

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    No. 'Moving house' simply means going to live in a different house.
    It's a BrE expression. In AmE we just say we're moving.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Expressng future after She is said to

    If you knew someone lived in a mobile home and they were moving it to a different location, you could say "She will be moving her house" but if she is moving out of one stationary house and into a different one, then "She will be moving house".

    She's said to be moving house.
    It's said that she's moving house.

    She's planning to move house.
    It's said that she's planning to move house.
    She is said to be planning to move house.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Jul-2016 at 01:27. Reason: Removed duplicate sentence suggestion
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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