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Pop Question

11 May 2014 — Is believed…

 

How would you express an earlier time in the clause after "is believed…"?

southern Indian Ocean route

The jet is believed flew to the southern Indian Ocean.

 

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1.

The jet is believed flying to the southern Indian Ocean.

2.

The jet is believed to fly to the southern Indian Ocean.

3.

The jet is believed to have flown to the southern Indian Ocean.

4.

The jet is believed to have been flown to the southern Indian Ocean.

 

(be) believed — an expression which expresses general belief (everyone and no one specifically)  He is believed to be a very good chef.