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924. The Latin participle in -dus is used in the same personal construction as the Greek verbal in -τέος; as epistula scribenda est, ἐπιστόλη γραπτέα ἐστίν, a letter must be written.

The impersonal construction is found in Latin, but generally only with verbs which do not take an object accusative, as Eundum est tibi (ἰτέον ἐστί σοι), — Moriendum est omnibus. — Bello utendum est nobis (τῷ πολέμῳ χρηστέον ἐστὶν ἡμῖν), we must employ war See Madvig's Latin Grammar, § 421.

Occasionally the earlier Latin uses even the object accusative, like the Greek, as “Aeternas quoniam poenas in morte timendum est,LUCR. i.112

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