chapter  25
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Impersonal verbs

English speakers must take particular care to avoid using s’agit de with a specific subject in this

way. See Discover more about impersonal verbs, 1c, below.

d Verbs which may and indeed which usually do take a specific personal subject can also

sometimes be used impersonally, e.g. il règne . . . un climat tropical (lines 41-2). This usage

corresponds here to the English ‘There reigns . . . ’ .