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Unformatted text preview: Transitivity Pairs Transitive Verb (Activity Verb) Verbs describe situations in which human beings act on things. I open the door. ( You turn on TV. ( X Tom broke the computer.r d > * r Intransitive Verb (Change Verb) Verbs describe changes that things or people undergo. The door opens. ( The TV goes on. ( X The computer broke down.r d > * r Some important verbs come in pairs. r d> * d> * Intransitive V-r form + r V * ( Xܼ d > * ~ `d > * V * ( (states that hold after the changes takes place) Transitive V-r form + r ( X ( X (action in progress) ...
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2008 for the course AEAJ 202 taught by Professor Kaya during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Albany.
- Spring '08