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