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".
most intransitive verbs
are conjugated with the auxiliary essere.
These two affixes together constitute a first person dual inclusive subject of an intransitive verb
lok 'he runs' whereas in (3) they mark first person dual inclusive object.
The fifth aspect treats of syntax, focusing on the verb's position in the sentence, peculiarities of intransitive verbs
, how some transitive verbs may become intransitive and finally, some syntactic and semantic issues having to do with semantic roles, how semantic relations do not coincide with the grammatical ones, how transitivity may be far away from prototypicality, especially in connection with semantic roles.
This is, as in English, an intransitive verb
which does not allow a causative interpretation:
But it's the second definition of home as an intransitive verb
that is operative here: "(of guided missiles, aircraft, etc.
Strain writes that the student may need "a firmer sense of the grammatical pattern for transitive and intransitive verbs
Or things like, "You use too many intransitive verbs
and here's how it slows down your copy.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and the intransitive verb
"migrate" has been called to transitive action.
An intransitive verb
- like "delve" - cannot transfer action to a noun.
4) Split-S alignment is defined here as the alignment where the single argument of an intransitive verb
(S) is sometimes coded like the agentive argument of a transitive verb (A) and other times like the patientive argument of a transitive verb (P).
Further point of interest will be a phenomenon of transforming an intransitive verb
into a nominal part of a transitive construction, imposing a specific, constructional meaning on the presupposed syntactic structure of the intransitive verb