intransitive verb


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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.intransitive verb - a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
verb - the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence
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Translations
verbo intransitivo
intransitiivinen verbiverbe intransitif
פועל עומד
neprijelazni glagol
kata kerja intransitif
verbo intransitivo
自動詞
അകര്‍മ്മകക്രിയ
onovergankelijk werkwoord
czasownik nieprzechodni
predicação verbal
intransitivt verb
geçişsiz eylem
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It once was but an intransitive verb that meant, according to Webster's, "to utter successive chirping noises" or "to talk in a chattering fashion." As a noun, it meant "a small tremulous intermittent sound" or a "light silly laugh."
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brenn-bar 'flammable' and a few other -bar-adjectives are derived from an intransitive verb: brennen 'to [burn.sub.INTR]').
Sometimes an intransitive verb is followed by a noun in the common form which repeats the meaning of the verb, as in sleep the sleep of the just, fight a good fight, where the noun is simply the verb converted into a noun, and in fight a battle, run a race, where the noun repeats the meaning, but not the form, of the verb.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary (online) defines crock as an intransitive verb: "to transfer color (as when rubbed or washed)." To take the same approach to the definition of migration brings the result that migrate is also an intransitive verb and can be taken to mean "to change position within an organism or substance," or "to move from one place to another ...
The Maharal also argues, in defense of Rashi and against Ibn Ezra, that there are times when an apparently intransitive verb like oved can have a transitive sense, as in Deuteronomy 32:28.
In canonical declaratives they prototypically occupy postpredicate position following an intransitive verb or direct object of a transitive verb.
With this book as guide, students can deal with tricky prepositions, know the distinction between transitive and intransitive verb (they will not be caught saying "advocate for" or "seek for").
Although in past tense the use of intransitive verb geya "go" in 2(a)makes the subject a Nominative subject and does not allow it to take the ergative marker.
Once inserted into the construction, the intransitive verb peek is coerced into changing its argument configuration motivated by the effectual action metaphor, which introduces the idea of attempted motion.