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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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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.
Tversky, Amos (1969) Intransitivity of Preferences, en "Psychological Review" LXXVI: 31-4.
As Frances Kamm has argued, intransitivity can be justified by our
This conceptual space is meant to describe the fact that, cross-linguistically, reflexives may be encoded by means of the same forms used for intensifiers, and derived intransitivity may be encoded by means of the same forms used for reflexives.
Gachelin, Jean-Marc 1991 "Transitivity and intransitivity in the dialects of South-west England", in: Peter Trudgill and Jack K.
Parity, Intransitivity, and a Context-Sensitive Degree Analysis of Gradability, YITZHAK BENBAJI
Van Valin (1990: 221) argues that: "two semantic parameters, inherent lexical aspect (Aktionsart) and agentivity, underlie split intransitivity crosslinguistically.
Second, he says that there should exist an avant-garde of gaming that he refers to as "countergaming," which disturbs normative gaming practice by utilizing decentering practices such as narrative intransitivity, estrangement, and aperture to destabilize the player (2006, 109).
A sampling of topics: the role of compound pragmatic markers in the construction of Catalan oral narrative, analyzing narrative informativeness in speech and writing, mental spaces and mental verbs in early child English, French split intransitivity, metaphors and similes in spoken news discourse, and "superschemas" and the grammar of metaphorical mappings.
16) The intransitivity of these images is telling: while a wheel can bear a load on top of itself, properly speaking what a wheel 'circulates' is nothing more or less than itself.
Already these few examples suggest to the unbiased observer the conjecture that '- and s- are not components of the verbal root, but rather prefixes, and that further'- shows intransitivity and s- transitivity.