I want to ask a question about distinguishing reflexive verbs from pronomial verbs (verbs that use a reflexive pronouns).
I was learning about "la forma del futuro imperfecto" and the following sentence appeared:
Se usa el infinitivo + terminaciones propias de este tiempo
But I was confused about the use of "se."
Initially I thought I would use the simple pronouns ("nominative") i.e.
Ellos usa el infinitivo + ...
but then I was wondering whether "se" is formed from part of the "usar" verb so it becomes "usarse".
What is the function of the pronoun "se" in the sentence above?
My thoughts were that the verb was "usarse" and if I'm correct that this "se" is a reflexive pronoun, then the verbs are doing the action "usar" on themselves, hence the reflexive connotation and the need for "se" before "usa."