Rečenice koje počinju sa "Oni kažu" ili "Ljudi kažu" se često prebacuju u pasivni oblik.

Aktiv:

  • They say (or people say) that he is very talented. - Oni kažu (ili ljudi kažu) da je on veoma talentovan.

Pasiv:

  • It is said that he is very talented. - Priča se da je on veoma talentovan.
  • He is said to be very talented. - Za njega se priča da je veoma talentovan.


Aktiv:

  • People say that he was a good writer. - Ljudi kažu da je on bio dobar pisac.

Pasiv:

  • It is said that he was a good writer. - Priča se da je on bio dobar pisac.
  • He is said to have been a good writer. - Za njega se priča da je bio dobar pisac.


U ovakvu konstrukciju mogu ulaziti i sledeći glagoli: think, feel, expect, know, believe, understand, consider, find, report, suppose...

  • They believe that he is hiding somewhere in the woods. - Ljudi veruju da se on krije negde u šumi.
    • He is believed to be hiding somewhere in the woods.
    • It is believed that he is hiding somewhere in the woods.
      (Veruje se da se on krije negde u šumi.)
  • People think that she has committed the murder. - Ljudi veruju da je ona izvršila ubistvo.
    • She is thought to have committed the murder.
    • It is thought that she has committed the murder.
      (Misli se da je ona počinila ubistvo.)
  • Everybody knows that he is responsible for our success. - Svi znaju da je on odgovoran za naš uspeh.
    • He is known to be responsible for our success.
    • It is known that he is responsible for our success.
      (Zna se da je on odgovoran za naš uspeh.)
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