it is approximated that

This entry was created in response to a student writing:

It is approximated that a total of 500 volunteers…

The re-usable link is https://ske.li/it_estimated_that and looks like this:

 

Other verbs can be used with this meaning too. Here’s a link to a concordance showing a range of verbs http://ske.li/it_is_thought – it looks like this:

Another link is https://ske.li/it_is_thought_that – this avoids use of ‘predicted that’ as it doesn’t fit in all situations. It looks like this:

Here’s a final link to instances which have been filtered so that they are all estimates/approximations – https://ske.li/approximated – which might be useful too for looking at different ways of expressing numbers (and hedging). It looks like this: