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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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Logic Maths having the property that if one object bears a relationship to a second object that also bears the same relationship to a third object, then the first object bears this relationship to the third object

transitive

A relation R is transitive if x R y & y R z => x R z. Equivalence relations, pre-, partial and total orders are all transitive.
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4 Two elements x and y are said to be [alpha]-identical with respect to R if either x is [alpha]-similar toy or x is transitively [alpha]-similar toy with respect to R, i.
The verb hak in Thai belongs to the class of verbs which can be used either transitively or intransitively.
For example, as Louw (1993) observed, build up tends to reveal a positive semantic prosody when it is used transitively (e.
Sensual perception is not simply the passive reception of external data transmitted through the senses; instead, like the reading of letters, it acts transitively upon sensual data.
Extending the argument transitively, we see that c is closer to a than to any ancestor of a and to any neighbor of any ancestor of a.
This is an example of how the top-hat, that when worn by a Jew had been the hallmark of comfortable integration, had become the symbol for the Jew, transitively from the premises of the syllogism: "The Jew is capitalism," and "The top-hat symbolises capitalism.
Transitively, the converse implies a weaker effect.
For Rockefeller, it appeared that God had no transcendent nature, and that man could achieve spiritual enlightenment by simply looking within himself, rather than "laterally" or transitively.
If there is a fixed point z and a fixed line A on the plane, so that the group of all (z, A)-collineations acts transitively on this plane, then the plane is said to be (z, A)-transitive.
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.
This sort of analysis is undoubtedly a new direction for theatre history, and we positivists can draw comfort from the fact that it requires no practices to be transitively theorized.
246) The court indicated that "corruptly" might not be deemed unconstitutionally vague if applieo transitively to reach the "core behavior" at which the statute was addressed, i.