Double Passives

Grammarians condemn such constructions as the following: indeed they condemn themselves by their contorted ugliness:

The report that is proposed to be made.

Several amendments were endeavoured to be inserted.

A question was threatened to be put on the paper.

A sensational atmosphere is attempted to be created.

Seventy-five people are feared to have been killed in a collision.

Anyone who finds that he has written a sentence like this should recast it, e.g. "the proposed report", "attempts were made to insert several amendments", " a threat was made to put a question on the paper", "an attempt is being made to create a sensational atmosphere", "it is feared that 75 people have been killed".

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