intransitivity

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the grammatical relation created by an intransitive verb

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Indeed, the experimental outcomes overall were almost identical and provide firm evidence that, in general, adult participants derive specified relations more readily than unspecified; same relations more readily than mixed; and nontransitive relations more readily than transitive.
Hayes-Roth and Hayes-Roth (1975), for example, reported that participants took as much as three times longer to solve transitive relations than nontransitive relations (see Russell, McCormack, Robinson & Lillis, 1996, for a similar study with children).