Adding a causative suffix to a word expectedly yields an agentive transitive verb
, in our terminology, adds an actor-SAD to the root verb arguments.
The underlying direct internal argument of the transitive verb
surfaces as (direct) object, whilst the underlying direct internal argument of the unaccusative surfaces as subject, in accordance with Burzio's Generalization (Burzio 1986).
This system has a formal parallel between the object of a transitive verb
and the subject of an intransitive one, and these are referred to as 'absolutive'.
becomes a transitive verb
." Despite the limitations of language, as a medium its operations still provide the most convenient formal approximation of--if not a "parallel" to--the process of the work.
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.
Or grow as a transitive verb
for anything beyond growing crops and beards Growing your business invariably has me picturing someone watering the plants in the reception area.
"A suffix forming from transitive verbs
nouns which denote a person who is the object or beneficiary of the act specified by the verb (addressee; employee; grantee); recent formations now also mark the performer of an act, with the base being an intransitive verb (escapee; returnee; standee) or, less frequently, a transitive verb
(attendee) or another part of speech (absentee; refugee)."
The primitives A and O constitute the two core arguments of a transitive verb
. A is defined semantically as 'that role which is most likely to be relevant to the success of the activity...; most often, the role mapped onto A will be human and "most relevant to the success of an activity" then equates with "could initiate or control the activity"' (p.
Grab readers with a concrete noun and yank hard with a strong, transitive verb
. Then hang on tight and keep pulling.
What remains to be argued for is the status of the clitic element, which we want to see as a morphological marker of the middle voice constructions, and not as a pronominal argument of a transitive verb
While (14-15) illustrate the indication of primary-argument relations of s and P, (16) would appear to indicate an AGENT relation for the possessor-index, in as far as the verb ecems 'to stuff' is understood as a transitive verb
with the patient/theme indicated by the genitive-form attribute penge 'firewood'.
This study aims to make a contrastive investigation of the Thai and English transitive-based resultative constructions which consist of a causative predicate indicated by a transitive verb
and a resultative predicate linguistically realized as a verb in Thai and an adjective in English.