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The man is known to be a liar. He was supposed to be dead. Unlike the corresponding active construction, the nom. with inf. with some of these verbs is not restricted to literary English. ' The verb to say, which never takes an acc. , occurs quite frequently with the nom. : He is said to be a miser. 50. The construction is not uncommon either with to expect and to leave (cf. 44). Am I expected to believe this? 2 51. e. to be or to have been, plus the perfect participle of a transitive verb). The flag was ordered to be hoisted.

I seldom read French. 2a. When she returned to the dining-room the guests had left, and the servants were clearing the table. b. 3 3a. I have been paying and receiving calls almost every day for the last fortnight. b. I have paid several calls during the last fortnight. 1In familiar English the object form may occur: We continued to swear undying friendship,Ffeeling no end of a hypocrite. what R. A. Close, English as a Foreign Language, p. 32, calls 'uncompleted process'. v. Clear vb. 38 VERBS 4a.

A. b. He was accustomed to eating a big breakfast. We were accustomed to uncle (Jack, his) eating a big breakfast. I don't like leaving home for a fortnight on end. I don't like everybody (your) leaving home for a fortnight on end. It was no good trying to calm him. It was no good his wife (her) trying to calm him. In literary English a preceding noun is frequently put in the genitive ;' in initial position, before a gerund functioning as the subject of a sentence, the genitive is generally used in all styles of English; but cf.

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