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    more on transitive.....

    hi Casiopea,

    thanks for the immediate reply.need to know more.....

    so what about these:

    He closed the door.

    He paints everyday.

    The verbs closed and paints I think are both.... how can I say unlike "like" they are action words. On this case, how can I determine if it's transitive or not. Could they be both TV & ITV?

    thanks.

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    Re: more on transitive.....

    Look for the object- there's an object in the first (the door), which is affected by the action of the verb. In the second, there isn't, though we can use an object with 'paints' (he painted a picture). Some transitive verbs don't always require an object every time we use them.

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    Re: more on transitive.....

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Look for the object- there's an object in the first (the door), which is affected by the action of the verb. In the second, there isn't, though we can use an object with 'paints' (he painted a picture). Some transitive verbs don't always require an object every time we use them.
    Dear tdol,

    Got it! It means that for TV there must be an "it" after the verb.

    Many thanks,
    allei

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