The passive with se Some passive constructions may be formed by using the reflexive pronoun se with the third person singular form ( il ) of the verb. This construction, although not always possible, is most commonly used when an action is ongoing or when the person by whom the action is performed (the agent) is not important: • Il s'appelle Michel . (He is called Michael.) • Cela ne se fait pas . (That is not done.) • Ce livre se compose de 12 chapitres . (This book is composed of 12 chapters.) • La glace se vend ici . (Ice cream is sold here.) • Les bouquinistes se voient le long de la Seine
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course FR 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Texas State.