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    Post passive voice

    Hello,

    I am confused with these passive voice sentences.

    Could you please correct them?

    1) Police reported that a man had been helping them with their investigation.
    1) A man was reported to have been helping the police with their investigation.

    2) We can't deny that we made certain mistakes early on.
    2) It can not be denied that we made certain mistakes early on.

    3)It is feared that nine crew members were lost overboard.
    3) Nine crew members are feared to be lost overboard.

    4) The accused was alleged to have committed fraud
    4) It is (I really dont know, please help)

    Thanks

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    Re: passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,

    I am confused with these passive voice sentences.

    Could you please correct them?

    1) Police reported that a man had been helping them with their investigation.
    1) A man was reported to have been helping the police with their investigation.

    2) We can't deny that we made certain mistakes early on.
    2) It can not be denied that certain mistakes were made early on.

    3)It is feared that nine crew members were lost overboard.
    3) Nine crew members are feared to have been lost overboard.

    4) The accused was alleged to have committed fraud
    4) It was alleged that fraud had been committed by the accused.

    Thanks
    Best wishes!

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    Re: passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Best wishes!
    Hi Harry

    I think that the first sentence should sound :
    A man was reported to have helped the police with their investigation.

    Is it right?
    Thank you

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    Re: passive voice

    Quote Originally Posted by teia_petrescu View Post
    Hi Harry

    I think that the first sentence should sound :
    A man was reported to have helped the police with their investigation.

    Is it right?
    Thank you
    No, because I see process there. Pay attention to the sentence in active voice. It's in perfect continuous.

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