考研英语长难句:一句句突破长难句(22)

时间:2020-08-13 14:19:45
长难句:Up to 19 witnesses were said to have received payments for telling their stories to newspapers.

结构剖析:本句的主干是 Up to 19 witnesses were said to have received payments , for telling their stories to newspapers 作状语,表示原因。本句的难点是被动结构 were said to , 等于 it was said that..。 本句可以改为 It was said that up to 19 witnesses had received payments for telling their stories to newspapers.

核心词汇: up to 多达
be said to 据说

参考翻译:据说多达19个证人因向报界讲述他们的经历而获得报酬。