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Transitivity (grammar)

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Transitivity in grammar is about whether a verb has an object or not. A transitive verb has an object; an intransitive verb does not.[1]p1051 Examples:

  • Transitive:
    We really enjoyed the trip.
    She read the book.
  • Intransitive:
    She hurried home.
    She visits often.


  1. McArthur, Tom (ed) 1992. The Oxford companion to the English language. Oxford University Press.