intransitive verb

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Synonyms for intransitive verb

a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object

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most intransitive verbs are conjugated with the auxiliary essere.
In intransitive verb conjugation, the prefix <ka-> indexes second person subject in the affixal string.
The structural relationship between the heads and obligatory complements of linking and intransitive verbs is exactly the same as that which holds between transitive verbs and direct objects, as shown in (20) and (21).
For example, the verb run is normally an intransitive verb but it can take a direct object in the resultative construction as in He ran his shoes threadbare.
Most habitual frequentatives in my data are intransitive verbs but habituality can also be expressed using transitive verbs as in example (22).
The best systematic way to describe the SWARM-WITH construction is via a lexical rule that takes an ordinary intransitive verb as input and alters both its syntactic valence and its meaning .
While itt- is an intransitive verb of motion, a characteristic of most such verbs is that they are labile, i.
The word meaning 'fish' is in the absolutive case (unmarked in this language) when it is the "subject" of an intransitive verb (first example) or the "object" of a transitive verb (third example), and in the ergative case when it is the "subject" of a transitive verb (second example).
In Goemai, it takes the form illustrated in (1), containing a Figure (in Talmy's [1985, 2000] terms) in the subject slot, an unmarked intransitive verb, as well as a spatial nominal and a Ground in the adverbial slot.
The learner is thus left to infer from examples which it accompanies in the verb entry that it denotes the intransitive verb.
In the majority of cases, the nominal stem is itself derived from a (di)transitive or intransitive verb through the affixation of a nasal prefix.
With the exception of schweben 'be afloat' and schwimmen 'be afloat in liquid', all of the verbs just listed have transitive counterparts with the meaning 'place into Ving position', where V is the intransitive verb.
First, as indicated above, the difference between a transitive verb and an intransitive verb is in fact a matter of usage, instead of a matter of kind.
Intransitive verb stems produced from dispositional roots.
Saliba has a root tuha '(use) poison root', which can function as a noun or an intransitive verb.