I.XXVI They are routed n flee northward Caesar pursues

lamb67

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Source: Caesar Completlely Parsed (Book 1) The online link is in Resources for De Bello Gallico, the thread written by our forum member bedtime.
P191-192 I am stumbled while reading the notes. Line 2 Pugnatum est....here ...is strictly an impersonal verb=it was fought;but as it is here a verb of complete prediction with proelio,it may be rendered as if proelio were proelium.So the question is what is a verb of complete prediction? Posse and esse are verbs of complete prediction.
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lamb67

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Quote Such is the true Norm of Predication: that the simple sentence contains a subject and a finite verb. This general truth is not overthrown by the following frequent exceptions. Predication is without a subject expressed.
1) when Pronoun Subjects are implied in the verbs
2) in some of the construction called Impersonal. unquote
These exceptions seemed to be called verbs of complete predication.
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