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Selecting a passive participle
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The copula of being selects passive participles.

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An example involving a passive participle is given below:

Example 1

De dieven binne sjoen troch de plysje
the thieves are seen by the police
The thieves have been seen by the police

The passive participle necessarily belongs to a transitive verb. The passive participle is identical to the perfect participle in Frisian, and, in fact, in all Germanic and Romance languages.

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