transitive verbs

transitive verbs
transitive verbs

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • intransitive and transitive verbs — A verb is transitive when it ‘takes an object’, i.e. it has a following word or phrase which the action of the verb affects (They lit a fire), and is intransitive when it does not take an object (We arrived at noon). Some verbs are always or… …   Modern English usage

  • verbs — 1. A verb is traditionally regarded as a word that describes the action or state which the sentence seeks to convey and is normally an essential element in a clause or sentence: She locked the door / She was angry. Verbs are either transitive… …   Modern English usage

  • Transitive verb — In syntax, a transitive verb is a verb that requires both a subject and one or more objects. Some examples of sentences with transitive verbs:* Harry sees Adam. (Adam is the direct object of sees ) * You lifted the bag. (bag is the direct object… …   Wikipedia

  • transitive — tran|si|tive [ˈtrænsıtıv, zı ] adj technical [Date: 1500 1600; : Late Latin; Origin: transitivus, from Latin transire; TRANSIENT1] a transitive verb must have an object, for example the verb break in the sentence I broke the cup . Transitive… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • transitive — [ˈtrænsətɪv] adj linguistics a transitive verb is always used with a DIRECT OBJECT. Transitive verbs are marked [T] in this dictionary. • See: intransitive …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • transitive animate — adjective Belonging to the class of transitive verbs that take animate direct objects …   Wiktionary

  • transitive verb — noun A verb that is accompanied (either clearly or implicitly) by a direct object in the active voice. It links the action taken by the subject with the object upon which that action is taken. Consequently, transitive verbs can also be used in… …   Wiktionary

  • transitive — [tran′sə tiv, tran′zətiv] adj. [LL transitivus < L transitus: see TRANSIT] 1. Rare of, showing, or characterized by transition; transitional 2. Gram. expressing an action thought of as passing over to and having an effect on some person or… …   English World dictionary

  • transitive — (adj.) taking a direct object (of verbs), 1570s (implied in transitively), from L.L. transitivus (Priscian) transitive, lit. that may pass over (to another person), from transire go or cross over (see TRANSIENT (Cf. transient)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Transitive japanische Verben — Die Grammatik der Japanischen Sprache hat folgende charakteristische Eigenschaften: Es ist eine agglutinierende Sprache, Affixe werden in Hiragana separat geschrieben und als Partikel bezeichnet. Die Satzstellung ist SOP (Subjekt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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