believe it to be Hi, there I am writing about a Brazilian linguist. In the following paragraph, I wrote "believe it to be natural the fact that".. I would like to know if I can use "believe it to be + adjective + the fact that" as I did. Is that ungrammatical? Louis Henrique, in his article “The verb and the noun sentence”, written in 1948, argues that “the so-called verbal morphemes” are related to the sentences as a whole, and not only to the verb”, but he also believes it to be natural the fact that morphemes acquire a meaning through affixes (prefixes and suffixes) linking to the verb. Thank you so much!Please!
May 1, 2016 4:25 PM
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The same goes for "make it clear"? Make it clear that/Make clear the fact that"?
May 1, 2016
Yes that is OK too.
May 1, 2016
And "He believes to be natural the fact that", without "it"?
May 1, 2016
you need a comma: "believe it to be natural, the fact that"
May 1, 2016
You cannot follow 'believes it to be natural' with 'the fact.' Omit 'the fact' and it is right. ... he also believes it to be natural that morphemes acquire...
May 1, 2016
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