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Forming the passive.
It is said that… He is said to…
It is said that he is 95 years old. = He is said to be 95 years old.
These sentencesmean: People say that he is 95 years old. We can use these structures with a number of verbs: believed, considered, expected, known, reported, thought, understood. It is expected that the strike will end soon. = The strike is expected to end soon.
Some verbs are not used in passive voice: die, arrive, fit, have, lack, suit, resemble, agree etc. He has a nice house. (But not! A nice house is had by them) My shoes don’t fit me (But not!I’m not fitted by my shoes.).
The Passive form of modals.
Have something done.
We use have something done to say that we arrange for somebody else to do something for us.
Nazgul repaired the roof. ( = she repaired it herself)
Nazgul hadthe roof repaired. ( = she arranged for somebody else to repair it.) Where did you haveyour hair cut?
How often do you have your car serviced?
Our neighbor has just hada garage built.
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