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What is transitivity?

 

Definition
 

Transitivity is the number of objects a verb requires or takes in a given instance.

Discussion
 

Transitivity is sometimes expressed as a grammatical category by means of verb morphology.

Kinds
  Here are some kinds of transitivity:
 
Generic
  Transitivity is a kind of
 
See also
 
Sources
 

Crystal 1985 316

 

Mish 1991 1254

 

Quirk, Greenbaum, Leech, and Svartvik 1985 53


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