It is said that/is said to/(be) supposed to Practice 2


It is said that, He is said to, and sometimes (be) supposed to have the meaning "people say..." and they are often used in news reports.
i.e. An old lady in my town died last week, and people say that she gave a lot of money to charity.
It is said thatHe is said to(be) supposed to
It is said that she gave a lot of money to charity.She is said to have given a lot of money to charity.She is supposed to have given a lot of money to charity.
Some other verbs are also used in this construction: thought, believed, considered, reported, known, expected, alleged, understood

But (be) supposed to also has a few other meanings. It can also mean something that is planned, arranged, or expected.
i.e. I have to go home now because I'm supposed to make dinner for my little sister.

not supposed to is used for things that are not allowed or not advisable.
i.e. You're not supposed to go outside with your hair wet.

Rewrite each of the following sentences using it is said that, is said to, (be) supposed to or not supposed to. Sometimes there is more than one correct answer.

1. According to news reports, the robber stole three million euros.


2. John isn't allowed to have a party while his parents are away.


3. The plan is for us to meet at the library.


4. According to the weather forecast, it will rain tomorrow.


5. People say that New Zealand is very scenic.


6. You're not allowed to do your laundry on Sundays in this building.


7. Everyone says a tornado will hit tomorrow.


8. People say there will be cutbacks next year.


9. That author is believed to be very famous.


10. We had planned to meet at 11 o'clock.