Discuss others' opinion (distancing)

Re-write the sentences to contain passive constructions.

e.g. Some think that instant messaging has a positive effect on communication.

--> It is thought that instant messaging has a positive effect on communication.

--> Instant messaging is thought to have a positive effect on communication.

1. Some people feel that media outlets print too much negative news.

--> It____

--> Media outlets ____

2. Some could argue that the fact that languages die every day is not a real issue.

--> It____

--> The fact ____

3. Advocates of free tertiary education claim that all people deserve the opportunity of gaining a degree.

--> It ____

--> All people ____

4. Some believe that modern society is far too dependent on computers.

--> It___

--> Modern society ____

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