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Book: The Structure of Modern Irish

Chapter: The impersonal passive

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.20667


This chapter is about the personal, or periphrastic, passive construction. Irish supports three variants of the personal passive construction (i.e. perfective, progressive, prospective) each of which involves the auxiliary verb (one of two forms of the verb ‘to be’ found in Irish) in a periphrastic form.

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  • Brian Nolan ( - book-auth-428) 'Institute of Technology Blanchardstown'