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It is said that he is said

It is said that he is said


                       
                       
  Study this example situation :        
                       
  This is Mary. She is very old     .    
  An nobody knows exactly how old she is.    
                       
  It is said that she is 108 years old.      
  She is said to be 108 years old.        
                       
  Both  these sentences mean: People say that she   
  is 108 years old.              
                       
  You can also use these structures with :    
  thought         believed       reported         understood
  known           expected       alleged          considered
                       
                       
                       
  It is said that Mary eats ten eggs a day.    
  Mary is said to eat ten eggs a day.      
                       
  It is expected that the strike will begin tomorrow.
  The strike is expected to begin tomorrow.    
                       
  It is believed that the wanted man is living in New York.
  The wanted man is believed to be living in New York.
                       
  It is alleged that he stole Rp 1000,000.      
  He is alleged to have stolen Rp 1000,000.    
                       
  It was alleged that he stole Rp 1000,000.    
  He was alleged to have stolen Rp 1000,000.    
                       
  It is reported that 2 people were killed in the explosion.
  2 people are reported to have been killed in the explosion.
                       
                       
                       
  supposed to :                
                       
  sometimes be supposed to means " said to " :    
                       
  Let's go and see that movie. It's supposed to be very good.
  He is supposed to have stolen Rp 1000,000.  
                       
  be supposed to can be " be planned, arranged "    
                       
  I'd better hurry. It is nearly 8:00. I am supposed to be
  at the meeting at 8:15.            
                       
  The train was supposed to arrive at 11:30, but it was
  40 minutes late.              
                       
  You were supposed to clean  the window. Why didn't
  you do it?                
                       
  We use not supposed to means  "not allowed" :      
                       
  You are not supposed to park here.      
  Mr. Jerkin is much better after his illness, but he's still 
  not supposed  to do any heavy work.      
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       
                       

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