English Grammar In Focus
Learning English Grammar As A Foreign Language

date: April 28, 2010

INTRANSITIVE VERBS USED AS TRANSITIVE VERBS

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Intransitive verb can be used as Transitive verb.

For example:

The horse walks.

The verb /walks/ is in Intransitive verb. But when the verb is used in a Causative sense, it becomes transitive.

He walks the horse.

Study this follows!

1.The birds fly.
2.The boys flies their kites.

A few verbs in common use are distinguished as Transitive or Intransitive by their spelling, the Transitive being causative forms of the corresponding Intransitive verbs.




Besides, some intransitive verbs may become Transitive by having Preposition added to them.

For example:

All his friends laughed at him.
He will soon run through his forture.
I wish for nothing more.

Sometimes the preposition is prefixed to the verb.

For example:

He bravely withstood the attack.

Intransitive verbs sometimes take after them an Object similar in meaning to the verb. This type is called Cognate Accusative or Cognate Object.

For example:

I dreamt a strange dream.

The noun used as a Cognate Object is in the Accusative Case. The following are examples of partially Cognate Object....

The children shouted applause.
Or,
The children shouted a shout of applause.

A noun used adverbially to modify a verb, an adjective, or an adverb denoting time, place, distance, weight, value, etc. is called Adverbial Object or Adverbial Accusative, and is said to be in the Accusative Case adverbially.

For example:

I can't wait a moment longer.

Further, there are a few transitive verbs which are sometimes used as Intransitive verbs.

For example:



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