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Impersonal Passive

Phrases such as It is said, it is believed, It is thought ... are impersonal passive constructions. We often use them in news.

Passive sentence - version 1:    passive + that + clause
It is said that children are afraid of ghosts.

Passive sentence - version 2:   passive + to
Children are said to be afraid of ghosts.

The correct active sentence would be:
Active sentence: People say that children are afraid of ghosts.

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Fecha: 26/4/2018 | Creado por: Nora
Categoria: UNIT 10
Etiquetas: GRAZIANO