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  • Ambitransitive English Verbs
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    Ambitransitive English Verbs

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “words that describe actions or states of being.” Main or principal English verbs may be either intransitive or transitive. Ambitranitive verbs are English verbs that may be either transitive/ditransitive or intransitive depending on the context. Ambitransitive verbs can occur within passive constructions when transitive or ditransitive. Most English verbs are […] More

  • Copular English Verbs
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    Copular English Verbs

    Traditional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories in English grammar. Copular verbs are English verbs that link the subject complement in the predicate to the grammatical subject. Copular verbs are similar to intransitive verbs and thus cannot occur within passive constructions. Some […] More

  • Intransitive English Verbs
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    Intransitive English Verbs

    Notional grammars define verbs as “action or state of being words.” Main verbs, or principal verbs, fall into five categories in English grammar. Intransitive verbs are English verbs that cannot or do not take objects. Intransitive verbs cannot occur within passive constructions. Some common intransitive English verbs include the following: collapse cough cry die disappear […] More

  • Prepositional Verb Dictionary
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    Prepositional Verb Dictionary

    The prepositional verb is a common intransitive verb form in the English language. Prepositional verbs consist of a verb plus a prepositional phrase that functions as a verb phrase complement. For more information about prepositional verbs, see Prepositional Verbs and Verb Phrase Complements. See also the Phrasal Verb Dictionary. A abide by – Abide by […] More

  • English Phrasal Verbs
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    English Phrasal Verbs

    Phrasal verbs are a common verb form in the English language. Also called verb-particle constructions, the simplest definition of phrasal verbs is a verb plus one or more p-words. Other common definitions of the English phrasal verb include the following descriptions: an English verb followed by one or more particles where the combination behaves as […] More

  • English Verbs: Copular, Intransitive, Transitive, Ditransitive, and Ambitransitive
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    English Verbs: Copular, Intransitive, Transitive, Ditransitive, and Ambitransitive

    Verbs are traditionally defined as “action or state of being words.” In the English language, main or principal verbs may be classified into five categories: Copular Intransitive Transitive Ditransitive Ambitransitive Copular Verbs The first type of verb in English is the copular verb. Copular verbs are English verbs that link the subject complement in the […] More