pseudo-intransitive

pseudo-intransitive

adj
(Grammar) denoting an occurrence of a normally transitive verb in which a direct object is not explicitly stated or forms the subject of the sentence, as in Margaret is cooking or these apples cook well
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Declerck 1991: 203), processoriented passives (Halliday 1967),facility-oriented passives (Fawcett 1980: 148), patientsubject constructions (Van Oosten 1977: 459) and pseudo-intransitives (Lyons 1969: 366; Smith 1978: 103).
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