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Re: [Lingo] inTransitive
- Date: Tue, 12 Jun 2007 20:36:53 +1000
- From: "Jim Breen" <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [Lingo] inTransitive
- References: <466E4C81.firstname.lastname@example.org>
On 12/06/07, Birkir A. Barkarson <email@example.com> wrote:or intransitive?I have been meaning to pick up a book on this but does anyone know of a good way/pattern to identify transitive and intransitive verbs?
1. I have a transitive verb, can I guess the intransitive form or having an intransitive verb can I guess the transitive form.
2. I have a verb, can I tell if it'sIs context necessary for this, or can I do with out it?
Currently I find I have some difficulty with this, and often wonder if there is some way other than rote memorization to handle this. What strategies, if any, do you employ?
I don't think there is a deterministic way of telling which is which, although they are in families and it is possible sometimes to guess the other one correctly.
A few years back I combined a few sources to make a big table of transitive/intransitive verb pairs. A cleaned up version is in Ben Bullock's FAQ. See: http://www.sljfaq.org/w/Transitive_and_intransitive_verbs
Jim -- Jim Breen Honorary Senior Research Fellow Clayton School of Information Technology, Monash University, VIC 3800, Australia http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/
- [Lingo] inTransitive
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