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a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical

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In fact, Comrie (1976) notes that in the paradigm case of causatives derived from transitive verbs the causee should take the same case marking as indirect objects in ditransitive clauses.
In the passive voice, the same action is referred to indirectly: that is, the original "receiver" of the action is the grammatical subject and the original "doer" of the action is the grammatical subject of a passive verb is the original object of an objective verb, only a transitive verb may be used in the passive voice.
The more common and interesting metaphorical use of these transitive verbs refers to 'raising' or 'lowering' someone's status, importance or worthiness.
A suffix forming from transitive verbs nouns which denote a person who is the object or beneficiary of the act specified by the verb (addressee; employee; grantee); recent formations now also mark the performer of an act, with the base being an intransitive verb (escapee; returnee; standee) or, less frequently, a transitive verb (attendee) or another part of speech (absentee; refugee).
Further, for males, the frequency of transitive verbs decreased with age.
Liehu gets her meaning not so much through intellectual or imaginative analysis as through linguistic reshaping and rearrangement, often using transitive verbs without any objects or leaving unmodifying participles.
Don't protest that you don't know the past participles of any transitive verbs, for you do.
Modal forms in =oz: of transitive verbs take the agent in the ergative and patient in the absolutive: [(nessi=m)] en(i)=n(a)=az=us=sa(<nna) nog=ind=o=(e)z "May [the nessi] be nog 'ed by the gods
There is one intransitive verb among the transitive verbs discussed in this section, however, it is essential to point out that its frequency in substantive form is substantially lower than are the frequencies of blog, chat, and click.
She points out that transitive verbs may be semantically different, like for instance surra 'to aggrieve' and lyoda 'to hit': the derivative surettaa expresses a direct causation (the subject referent has an immediate effect on the object), whereas lyottaa involves an indirect causation (the subject argument gives the hitter an order to act).
The previous section already mentioned that transitive verbs predominantly focus on the interaction between the participants in the main relation.
In sentences given above in (1a,b,c) seru, teps-u and laps-u, are all transitive verbs and pu, suba and naapmi are objects which are unmarked.
But words--concrete verse (Andre), transitive verbs (Richard Serra), logical propositions (Bochner), "statements" (Lawrence Weiner), quasi-absurdist formulations (Sol LeWitt), the transgressive attenuation of banal speech (Bruce Nauman), the scientizing harangue (Robert Smithson), the magazine piece (Dan Graham)--were also often inseparable from the art itself.
It labels the complements of transitive verbs differently from the complements of other verbs, calling the first "objects" (because they can be made subjects of passive sentences) and all others "complements," but it misses completely the structural similarities.
with the non-finite elative forms of intransitive verbs the personal affix indicates the S argument possessor, but with transitive verbs there are further stipulations to be dealt with, see (14-16).