Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 33 More passive structures

How to use the passive structure in news reports?
What verbs are generally used in news reports using the passive voice?

Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 33 More passive structures (1)

  • Structures like the one above are often used in news reports.
  • Instead of said, verbs like thought, believed, considered, reported, known, alleged, understood can be used. Note that the verb changes into a to infinitive when we use this passive structure.
  • For past tense, we use to have + past participle.

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