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    Default 1. Confusing transitive/intrasitive hybrits 2. Imperative as suggestion?

    Hi forum!

    Following two questions have occured during my studies:

    1. Nearly every verb seems to be a transitive/intransitive hybrid . Even to visit, concerning my dictionary, should be both.
    But I just can't think of a sentence where I won't need an object when to visit is used.

    2. For more information, visit our webside.
    Where is our subject? Is our independent clause an imperative?

    Thanks for helping me!

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    Default Re: 1. Confusing transitive/intrasitive hybrits 2. Imperative as suggestion?

    1. It's not common to use it without an object.

    2. Yes, it is imperative. There is an understood "you" as the subject for these types of sentences. (You) visit our website.

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    Default Re: 1. Confusing transitive/intrasitive hybrits 2. Imperative as suggestion?

    Thank you

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    Default Re: 1. Confusing transitive/intrasitive hybrits 2. Imperative as suggestion?

    Your appreciation is welcome, virus, but there is no need to write a new post to say thank you. Simply click the Like button on any posts you found helpful. It means that we don't have to open the thread again to read your new post and then find that it doesn't include any new information or an additional question.

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    Default Re: 1. Confusing transitive/intrasitive hybrits 2. Imperative as suggestion?

    Quote Originally Posted by virus99 View Post
    Hi forum!

    Following two questions have occured during my studies:

    1. Nearly every verb seems to be a transitive/intransitive hybrid . Even to visit, concerning my dictionary, should be both.
    But I just can't think of a sentence where I won't need an object when to visit is used.

    2. For more information, visit our webside.
    Where is our subject? Is our independent clause an imperative?

    Thanks for helping me!
    The verb visit can be intransitive. "They are always kind to me when I visit." "She came over Saturday to visit with us."

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    Default Re: 1. Confusing transitive/intrasitive hybrits 2. Imperative as suggestion?

    "She came over Saturday to visit with us."
    Does this mean that she accompanied us visiting someone else, please?


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    Default Re: 1. Confusing transitive/intrasitive hybrits 2. Imperative as suggestion?

    No. That construction is mostly used in AE.

    I'd say 'She came over to visit us on Saturday'.

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    Default Re: 1. Confusing transitive/intrasitive hybrits 2. Imperative as suggestion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Does this mean that she accompanied us visiting someone else, please?

    In that use, "visit" (in AmE) means to spend some time with us.

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