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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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7) The Gothic uses its necessary anchoring in earth and earthliness not to proceed along earth's plane or to aspire to a known object and then return to earth, but in order to aspire, as it were, intransitively (and with due humility), in a recognition of the existential dependence of all creatures upon God.
First, it is difficult to generate scenarios that intuitively seem to be intransitively ranked.
In traditional grammar terms, some verbs in English can be used either transitively or intransitively, as in the sentences "the river flooded the fields" or "the fields flooded"; "Jim opened the door" or "the door opened.
Until recently the verb 'to theorize' was most commonly used intransitively.
If the novel registers intransitively, seems like Kohler's tunnel to be built for no purpose, then, by the end of the novel the reader would certainly have gravitated to the Party of Disappointed People.
Insofar as there is a standard usage, it is as a transitive verb, but Faulkner employs it intransitively, thereby eliding the verb's object and thus the event or action being interrupted.
She can speak in the passive voice or intransitively of the general emergence of broad epistemes, e.
In German, for example, pure reflexivity is possible via genitive and dative verbal constructions, and thus either transitively and intransitively constructed: e.
Indeed in the lengthy entry on this verb, Liddell and Scott give no instance of its being used intransitively.
4) This paradox echoes through every artistic treatment of numbers, where the transitive exactness of numbers disintegrates into an intransitively enigmatic shade.
The transitive counterparts of liegen 'lie' and stehen 'stand' are the partially suppletive forms legen and stellen; for the other verbs the same form can be used intransitively and transitively, although the transitive hangen 'hang' follows the regular ('weak') conjugation, while, as just indicated, intransitive hangen is a strongly inflected verb with a past tense form hing.