Transitivity

verbs

syntax

Transitivity [tran-si-tiv-i-tee] in grammar refers to whether a verb has an object or not.

An intransitive verb is an action that involves the object or person doing the action by itself: ‘The door opened.’ This contrasts with a transitive verb, where the action is done by someone or something else: ‘John opened the door.’

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