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Passive imperative?

Postby benissimus » Thu Jul 17, 2003 7:46 am

Is it possible to make a passive imperative?<br /><br />"Be loved?"<br />"Be considered good"<br /><br />I've never learned these forms, and I'm just wondering if it is possible to make them literally. I know you can sort of circumvent it by saying "Be loveable", but is there an imperative of the passive voice?<br /><br />I can see how you might be able to make a negative imperative<br /><br />i.e. <br />Noli amari (Do not be loved) <br />Noli duci te bonum esse. (Do not be considered good).
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Re:Passive imperative?

Postby ingrid70 » Thu Jul 17, 2003 12:03 pm

[quote author=benissimus link=board=3;threadid=262;start=0#1474 date=1058428013]<br />Is it possible to make a passive imperative?<br /><br />"Be loved?"<br />"Be considered good"<br /><br />Yes it is:<br />praesens:<br />amare - be loved (sing)<br />amamini - be loved (plu)<br /><br />check out the conjugation tables in Allen and Greenough or Bennet's <advert> available on this website </advert>.<br /><br />Ingrid[/quote]
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