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    Question These factors predetermine to a large extent the outcome

    Hi,

    From Answers.com predetermine: Definition, Synonyms from Answers.com, I found a wrong definition on it:


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    • To determine, decide, or establish in advance: "These factors predetermine to a large extent the outcome" (Jessica Mitford).



    In above example sentence, the predetermine is not a transitive verb, right?

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    Default Re: These factors predetermine to a large extent the outcome

    Of course it is a transitive verb:

    These factors predetermine to a large extent the outcome" (Jessica Mitford).


    -These factors (subject of the sentence)
    -predetermine (transitive verb)
    -to a large extent (prepositional phrase functioning as adverb)
    -the outcome (direct object)

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