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This thing has been bothering me for some time and I hope to express myself clearly.
Use of s' verbs such as passer or se passer is sometimes tricky and the sense, if I understand correctly, is “to do something to something/someone”, which might very well be yourself. E.g. Je m'appelle Abhi means I call myself Abhi. Now in the third person, would you use s' form of a verb or the verb without s' (and use of est) etc.?
To give a simple example (here it's easy since I know but in normal conversation it seems difficult): Il s'appelle François and Il est appellé François.