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    To promise

    It says to complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first.
    - He promised not to report me to the police.
    => I.................................................. ................
    => I was promised not to be reported to the police (by him).(key)
    From the key sentence, I rewrite it in the active.(I may be wrong)
    - He promised me not to report me to the police.
    but according to Longman Dict
    Don’t say: My parents promised me to buy a new car.
    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/promise

    So is the key correct and is it all right to rewrite the original as follows, please?

    =>I was promised that I wouldn't be reported to the police (by him).
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    Re: To promise

    Yes. Including the parenthetical (by him) makes the sentence unthinkably awkward. It's merely very bad without it.
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    #3

    Re: To promise

    Also answered here.

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    Re: To promise

    If you are going to ask (or have already asked) a question in another forum. Enjoyenglish, please post a link here so that we can check to see what has already been said, and do not waste our time responding to a question that has already been satisfactorily answered elsewhere.

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    Re: To promise

    I posted the thread here at first and waited quite long but nobody answered.
    Sorry for my impatience.

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