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Reply to "The criminal is suspected of being aided by other individuals"

Please reread what I explained above. "doing" and "being done" can only refer to the past if the reporting verb ("suspect," in this case) is in the past.

I did understand what you wrote, it's just that I am not completely convinced, even though your explenation was thorough and crystal clear. I also found these examples in the Cambridge online dictionary: "The police suspect him of carrying out two bomb attacks." and "I suspect him of stealing the silverware". Do you think these examples are an exception to the rule?

Last edited by Mark454
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