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Fernando
Two options Hello! Could you tell me which of these sentences are right? "It has always been thought that this type of dinosaur existed, but a new study suggests otherwise" or "This type of dinosaur has always been thought to have existed, but a new study suggests otherwise"? Which one of these is right? Thank you
Aug 14, 2019 7:50 PM
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I disagree with Matthew. To me, the first sentence is much clearer, and the second is unnatural.
August 14, 2019
Both sentences can be said - both are grammatically correct. The second is a bit... Lumpy. "Has always been thought to have" - its not concise enough.
August 14, 2019
But are they both right? Really?
August 14, 2019
Each is correct, but the second sentence is clearer and perhaps more native-like (North America).
August 14, 2019
Fernando
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