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transitive and intransitive verbs

English verbs are split into two major categories depending on how they function in a sentence: transitive and intransitive. Transitive verbs take one or more objects in a sentence, while intransitive verbs take no objects in a sentence.
Put simply, a transitive verb describes an action that is happening to something or someone, which is known as the verb’s direct object.
An intransitive verb, on the other hand, describes an action that does not happen to something or someone.
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Noun1.transitive verb - a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical
verb - the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
doubly transitive verb, doubly transitive verb form - a transitive verb that takes both a direct and an indirect object
Translations
prijelazni glagol
tárgyas ige
czasownik przechodni
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The causee with causative verbs derived from transitive verbs is marked with the AT suffix in all Tsezic languages except Bezhta (where it is marked with the Instrumental).
Unaccusative verbs are intransitive; intransitive verbs are more natural than transitive verbs because intransitive verbs code fewer core participants than transitive verbs and are natural according to the criterion of least effort, item (b) in the list of axioms.
It seems likely that the adverbs formed from the CP of thoon 'to do' occur with transitive verbs and those from the CP of boon 'to be, become' with intransitive verbs.
If one were to list all the transitive verbs involved in its construction, they would easily include "gathering," "collecting," and "sorting" (none of which, by the way, makes it onto Serra's more steroidal list of actions).
Transitive verbs used intransitively, the muddled heaping of sub-clause on sub-clause, a profligacy with dashes, and numerous awkward expressions: all these things make Light in the Dark Room something of a chore to read, as well as obscuring the arguments it seeks to make.
This involves the use of traditional classification methods that have been trained to recognize statements as assertions when accompanied by words like "said" and "according to" and as subjective opinions when modified by transitive verbs such as "fears," "suspects" or "suggests.
Thus it follows (if we assume that Croutons are the only relevant Spice-assigners) that a passive participle of a transitive verb must be followed by a Crouton and furthermore that only transitive verbs will appear in passive constructions; thus (16i) follows as a theorem.
Seven patterns are discussed; transitive verbs selecting into -ing complements, transitive verbs selecting out of -ing complements, intransitive verbs selecting on -ing complements, adjectives selecting to infinitive and to -ing complements, intransitive verbs selecting to infinitive and to -ing complements, nouns selecting to infinitive and to -ing complements, and intrasitive verbs selecting towards/toward - ing.
According to proponents of this view, intensional transitive verbs such as "want," "seek," or "resemble" are actually propositional attitude verbs in disguise.
Confusingly, in OFED there are two separate entries under 'defroissier' with similar meanings, both said to be transitive verbs, but OFED is probably correct in relating 'defroit' to 'defraindre' rather than to 'defroissier' as in Greimas.
From the fact that only sentences with transitive verbs can be turned into the passive it must not be inferred that any sentence with a transitive verb and a direct object can be made passive.
Note, however, that the transitive verbs with these meanings are never used in their literal sense to refer to directed motion.