Posted by: crisdiaz24 | January 20, 2017

Passive sentences – It is known / believed / said, etc

PASSIVE SENTENCES

 

  1. Everyone knows that eating fruit is good for you.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. They say that the palace was destroyed by the earthquake.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. People say that the company paid $50,000,000 for the shares.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. People say that Mr Johnson was difficult to work with.

                                                                                                                                  

  1. They think that one of the guests stole the jewels.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. We believe that the Chinese invented gunpowder.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. They think that the two injured men were repairing high-tension cables.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. They say that the escaped prisoner lives in Spain.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. We believe that the government prepared a plan.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. The police know that a professional killer assassinated the President.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. They consider that Maths is a difficult subject.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. They think that Helen has missed the train.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. They say that all the answers are included in her book.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. Nobody knew that Peter was in Madrid.

                                                                                                                                   

  1. They say that their marriage is breaking up.

                                                                                                                                   

KEY

  1. Everyone knows that eating fruit is good for you.
  • It is known that eating fruit is good for you.
  • Eating fruit is known to be good for you.
  1. They say that the palace was destroyed by the earthquake.
  • It is said that the palace was destroyed by the earthquake.
  • The palace is said to have been destroyed by the earthquake.
  1. People say that the company paid $50,000,000 for the shares.
  • It is said that the company paid $50,000,000 for the shares.
  • The company is said to have paid $50,000,000 for the shares.
  1. People say that Mr Johnson was difficult to work with.
  • It is said that mr Johnson was difficult to work with.
  • Mr Johnson is said to have been difficult to work with.
  1. They think that one of the guests stole the jewels.
  • It is thought that one of the guests stole the jewels.
  • One of the guests is thought to have stolen the jewels.
  1. We believe that the Chinese invented gunpowder.
  • It is believed that the Chinese invented gunpowder.
  • The Chinese are believed to have invented gunpowder.
  1. They think that the two injured men were repairing high-tension cables.
  • It is thought that the two injured men were repairing high-tension cables.
  • The two injured men are thought to have been repairing high-tension cables.
  1. They say that the escaped prisoner lives in Spain.
  • It is said that the escaped prisoner lives in Spain.
  • The escaped prisoner is said to live in Spain.
  1. We believe that the government prepared a plan.
  • It is believed that the government prepared a plan.
  • The government is / are believed to have prepared a plan.
  1. The police know that a professional killer assassinated the President.
  • It is known that a professional killer assassinated the President.
  • The President is known to have been assassinated by a professional killer.
  1. They consider that Maths is a difficult subject.
  • It is considered that Maths is a difficult subject.
  • Maths is considered to be a difficult subject.
  1. They think that Helen has missed the train.
  • It is thought that Helen has missed the train.
  • Helen is thought to have missed the train.
  1. They say that all the answers are included in her book.
  • It is said that all the answers are included in her book.
  • All the answers are said to be included in her book.
  1. Nobody knew that Peter was in Madrid.
  • It was not known that Peter was in Madrid.
  • Peter was not known to have been in Madrid.
  1. They say that their marriage is breaking up.
  • It is said that their marriage is breaking up.
  • Their marriage is said to be breaking up.
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