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What is intransitivity?

 

Definition
 

Intransitivity is a term that describes a verb or clause that is unable to take a direct object.

Examples (English): Intransitive verbs
 
  • come
  • sleep
Generic
  Intransitivity is a kind of
 
Source
 

Crystal 1985 316


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