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IMPERSONAL REPORTING STRUCTURES

We use this structure to talk about what people in general say, think or believe about
something.
There are two types of impersonal structures:
1. It+ be+ past participle of believe, know, think, say, expect, claim, report + that+
clause.
e.g: It is believed that the thieves entered though the window.
It has been said that the students cheated in the exam.
2. Subject+ be+ past participle of believe, know, think, say, expect, claim, report+
to+ infinitive/have past participle.
e.g. Dolphins are said to be able to communicate.
The P.M. was claimed to have known about the corruption inside his political party.