Is the following verb in the sentence transitive or intransitive?
"I went to the party with dad."
So I ask you: Only the word something does the job here? What about
the word somewhere ? I am trying to compare with another languages,
I think in another languages the verb go maybe classified as indirect transitive.
By the way, is there such nomenclature as direct object and indirect object, thus leading to the concepts of direct transitive and indirect transitive in English?
Thanks a lot for all your contributions. By the way, do you recommend any good English grammar book which covers those addressed topics like
transitivity, intransitivity, obligatory locative complement, modicative adjunct and so on?
Please reveal your secrets.
There are, however, a very small number of cases where 'go' can govern a noun phrase as direct object more or less in the manner of a true transitive verb, e.g. 'go the distance' (complete the whole of a specified route/task), but these tend to be very much fixed phrases (you cannot *go the track/road/street/...) and are generally rather informal in register, and so should probably be used by the learner only with caution.
The plan goes awry. -- linking verb -- a multipurpose verb with multifunctions