declare a person to be =? declare (that) a person is?

Discussion in 'English Only' started by Baltic Sea, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Baltic Sea Banned

    Polish
    Hello again!

    Can "He declared her to be a good secretary" be expressed as "He declared (that) she was a good secretary"?

    Thank you. The source: The sentences were created by me.
     
  2. Parla Member Emeritus

    New York City
    English - US
    Yes, it can. Both sentences are fine and have the same meaning. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Baltic Sea Banned

    Polish
    Thank you, Parla.
     
  4. TommyGun Senior Member

    Hello,

    Would these sentences have the same meaning?
    He declared her to be a good secretary.
    He declared her a good secretary.
     
  5. Parla Member Emeritus

    New York City
    English - US
    Yes.
     
  6. Baltic Sea Banned

    Polish
    Thank you.
     

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