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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 (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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Gallas, "Multistability, phase diagrams, and intransitivity in the Lorenz-84 low-order atmospheric circulation model," Chaos, vol.
26) (41) Intransitivity between national and international dialogues is another reality of the current ecumenical scene.
The crossing of indifference curves is nothing but a graphical representation of intransitivity: the two are just different means of representing one idea.
Taken as a whole, the unilateral manifestation of identity together with the unilateral manifestation of contradiction tells us that the process of compenetration must combine the reflexivity of whole value with the irreflexivity of part value, the symmetry from the old whole with the asymmetry from the part value which becomes holomer, the transitivity of whole with the intransitivity of new part.
As we can see from this small number of examples, it is not clear at all why the concepts of transitivity and intransitivity are used if they cannot be reliable characteristics for choosing the right auxiliary verb.
At first glance, and particularly with his negative reference to the intransitivity of the "classic text" and Barthes' stipulation that this is the very definition of the "readerly," this latter concept would at first glance seem to be an extremely close fit to the dominant methods of approaching texts called for in pre-modern China.
Read as a verb, as in "to introduce," present is typically transitive, but its intransitivity here renders it unstable, open-ended.
Seven out of 38 different derivatives are transitive, suggesting that intransitivity is more typical in momentative derivation.
Incoherence, Intransitivity, and Context-Sensitive Judgments
(178) Second, the argument never made clear how a nascent intransitivity in a board election, even if it were to arise, would translate into inconsistent firm choices.