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    Passive construction


    1. It is said (alleged, believed, supposed etc.) that
    2. He is said to

    I've got a few questions about the structures above:

    1. Could I leave out that in the 1 case?
    2. It is not clear to me what form of a verb we should use:

    It is reported that two people were injured in the explosion (is it possible to use have been injured here?)

    A friend of mine has been arrested. It is alleged that he hit a policeman (could I say has hit?)

    3. Am I right that It is supposed to could be used as alternative to the other possible verbs without changing the meaning?
    For an example: It is suppose (instead of reported) that two people were injured; it is supposed (instead of alleged) that he hit a policeman.

    Thanks in advance!
    Last edited by greegorush; 10-Jun-2009 at 08:01.

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