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    to produce or to be producing? -> infinitive passive

    The original sentence is: It was claimed that the drug produced no undesirable side - effects.
    I'm trying to do a passive voice sentence and I wonder if it should be 'The drug was claimed to be producing no undesirable side - effects' or 'The drug was claimed to produce no undesirable side - effects'
    In the textbook I use there are examples only with the verb 'be' and I'm not sure what to do with other verbs...

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    Re: to produce or to be producing? -> infinitive passive

    The first clause is already passive.
    "It was claimed that no undesirable side-effects were produced by the drug."

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