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Questions tagged [impersonal-constructions]

Unpersönliche Konstruktionen – Questions involving sentences or clauses without a subject, such as impersonal passives (unpersönliches Passiv, "hier wird nicht gemeckert") or impersonal verbs ("mich friert").

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Trouble with Impersonal Passive Voice usage

When and why would you use the "impersonal passive voice" in a German sentence? One example given on Wikipedia is "Es wird gespielt," which apparently translates as "Someone is playing." Why wouldn't ...
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Use of the verb “sich auseinandersetzen”

Is the sentence correct? Es wurde empfohlen, dass sich frühzeitig mit dem Thema auseinandergesetzt wird. Is "sich auseinandergesetzt wird" a correct usage of the verb? I would rather use Es ...