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Here is a couple of examples from Plautus that could be relevant for your question: a. Personal use of a transitive verb like decet: contempla ut haec (vestis) me deceat (Pl. Most. 172). 'See how this dress suits me.' b. Impersonal use of a transitive verb like decet: ita ut vos decet (Pl. Most. 729). 'so as befits you'. The following example could also ...


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Person vs. number When we speak, there are three kinds of roles being played: someone speaking, someone being spoken to, and someone or something else being spoken of. For example, "I (first person) told you (second person) that Chris (third person) went to the store." Grammatical person is the generic term for those roles. The first person is the ...


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It is a matter of counting, but I would consider it more natural to say that there are 3 instead of 6 persons. The point of the three-person view is that there is the additional property of "number". There are two numbers in Latin: singular and plural. (The dual number between the two has almost entirely vanished from Latin and it should be ...


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