mercoledì 21 dicembre 2011

Distancing devices 2 - 3 - 4

2. IT + PASSIVE VERB + THAT + CLAUSE

Suggerisce che le persone condividano le opinioni in modo generale

Alcuni reporting verbs:
agree
believe
announce
expect
hope
report
roumor
say
suggest
think
understand

It is not fully understood how the accident ocurred

It has been announced by a White House spokesman that the President has been taken to hospital

3. SUBJECT + PASSIVE VERB + TO + INIFINITIVE

I verbi comunemente usati in questo pattern sono:
believe
expect
report
say 
think 
understand

The company director is expected to resign in the next few days

The missing couple are understood to have been living in Panama for the last five years


4. THERE + PASSIVE VERB + TO + INF

There are thought to be over a thousand species in danger of extinction


It is said that there are more than five million people living in poverty in this country
There are said to be more than five million people living in poverty in this country


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