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Could you help me checking if these sentences that I have written are OK? 1) People say that the actress Tania Revesky has refused a part in the film Volcano. A - It is said that the actress Tania Revesky has refused a part in the film Volcano. B - The actress Tania Revesky is said has refused a part in the film Volcano. 2) Her friends have reported that the newsreader Ann Slater is furious at losing her job. A - It is said that the newsreader Ann Slater is furious at losing her job. B - The newsreader Ann Slater is said to be furious at losing her job. 3) Lots of people believe that The Prime Minister and his wife are getting divorced. A - It is believed that The Prime Minister and his wife are getting divorced. B - The Prime Minister and his wife are believe that are getting divorced. 4) Journalists have said that footballer Gary Johnson earns $ 1 million a year. A - It is said that footballer Gary earns $1 million a year. B - The footballer Gary Johnson is said that earns $1 million a year.
Nov 15, 2016 5:54 PM
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1B should be "The actress Tania Revesky is said TO HAVE refused a part in the film Volcano." 3B should be: "The Prime Minister and his wife are BELIEVED TO BE getting divorced." (Also, you wouldn't capitalise "the" in the Prime Minister unless it was the first word of the sentence. It's not part of the title.) 4B should be "The footballer Gary Johnson is said TO EARN $1 million a year." Also 4A should probably contain the surname.
November 15, 2016
B - The actress Tania Revesky is said has refused a part in the film Volcano. The correct way: The actress Tania Revesky is said TO HAVE refused a part in the film Volcano. B - The Prime Minister and his wife are believe that are getting divorced. The correct way: The Prime Minister and his wife are BELIEVED TO BE getting divorced. B - The footballer Gary Johnson is said that earns $1 million a year. The correct way: The footballer Gary Johnson is said TO EARN $1 million a year.
November 15, 2016
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