OK, I saw the following sentence written by a German English teacher who works in a state school:
“… I was said that Ireland is a great country.”
The use of said as a passive construction in this context struck me as odd as it seems that teacher confused said with told. So in my opinion that sentence should read:
“… I was told that Ireland is a great country.”
Any thoughts on this?
TOEFL listening lectures: A university lecture by a professor of American History[YSaerTTEW443543]