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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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intransitive

Logic Maths (of a relation) having the property that if it holds between one argument and a second, and between the second and a third, it must fail to hold between the first and the third
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As a general conclusion we might claim that when the location argument is realized as subject it seems to codify states, as in the case of the intransitive locative alternations described in section 4.
Thus, Amaral (2015) proposes that BP manner of motion verbs are basically transitive and participate in the middle transitive-intransitive alternation, since these verbs entail the motion of their internal argument in transitive form and only make the intransitive one if the subject noun phrase denotes an entity capable of moving on its own.
the intransitive verbs which appear in the clauses whose subjects undergo changes.
Notice that Levin (1993: 95-96) excludes from the realm of COCs not only semantic cognates, but also all kind of morphological cognates, except for those having exactly the same form as the verb they derive from: "Some basically intransitive verbs take as their object a noun that is zero-related to the verb--a so-called "cognate object".
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.
For the photographs containing the intransitive actions, the subject regions and verb regions contained the body and the hands, which denoted actions respectively.
In the case of the intransitive members of these pairs of verbs, only one of the two potential conditionals is systematically well-formed: the one in which no vowel is inserted into the consonant cluster preceding the -ik, as in porlik--porlana, whereas in the case of the corresponding transitive verbs, the well-formed version is the one involving an (re)inserted vowel: porol--porolna.
Moreover, data from CHILDES corpora provide extra evidence of the problems that children have with alternating "se", as can be seen with non-anticausative intransitive verbs in (7), where the clitic is wrongly omitted.
ditransitive, caused motion, resultative, intransitive motion and conative).
The examples below show first person singular enclitic =nash, as intransitive subject in example (1), transitive subject in example (2), and object in example (3).
Bradbury and Ross (1990) show a negative correlation between age and transitivity "violations": children display fewer intransitive choices as they grow older; adults exhibit hardly any.
most intransitive verbs are conjugated with the auxiliary essere.