Are these structures acceptable?
These two sentences were in my grammar, in an explanation about how to write predictions:
"The number of people using mobile phones to purchase goods and services is expected/likely to more than double by the end of 2015."
"Experts have predicted/forcast that the number of people using their mobile phones to pay for goods and services should exceed 190 million in 2015."
Question: Then are also the structures below acceptable?
It is predicted that...
It is forecasted/forecast that...
Thanks in advance.
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