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Intransitive Verbs

Intransitive is a label applied to a verb that does not take a direct object. Some English verbs are always intransitive and can never take an object. Examples are: sleep, come, go, die, fall,...

Finite And Non-finite Verbs

A verb which is limited by the number and person of its subject is called a finite-verb. Consider the examples given below. I sing. Ann sings. They sing. The verb sing changes its form...

Ergative Verb

A verb which can be either transitive or intransitive is called an ergative verb. English has many ergative verbs. Examples are: sink, ring, boil, speak, explode, collapse, dissolve etc. • The explosion sank the...

Active Verbs

An active verb form is one like reads, wrote, broke, is writing or will write. The subject of an active verb is usually the person or thing that does the action, or is responsible...