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Substantive Clauses of Purpose with Passive Verbs.


A Substantive Clause used as the object of a verb becomes the subject when the verb is put in the passive (Impersonal Construction): -

a. With verbs of admonishing, the personal object becomes the subject and the object clause is retained: -

b. Some verbs that take an infinitive instead of a subjunctive are used impersonally in the passive, and the infinitive becomes the subject of the sentence: -

c. With iubeó, vetó, and cógó, the subject accusative of the infinitive becomes the subject nominative of the main verb, and the infinitive is retained as complementary (Personal Construction): -