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    Help with understanding intransitive verbs!!

    "Sandra lived with eight family members in a small apartment."

    You can't have a Direct Object within a prepositional phrase. Right?
    So that means "lived" is an intransitive verb ( cause they don't take Direct Objects), because "with" follows it, and that's a preposition, right?

    so where is the complement in this sentence and what kind is it? (predicate nominative., etc.)

    Help me please!!!!

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    Re: Help with understanding intransitive verbs!!

    Actually, live can be either an intransitive verb or a transitive verb.


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    Re: Help with understanding intransitive verbs!!

    Quote Originally Posted by alaricepent View Post
    "Sandra lived with eight family members in a small apartment."

    You can't have a Direct Object within a prepositional phrase. Right?
    So that means "lived" is an intransitive verb ( cause they don't take Direct Objects), because "with" follows it, and that's a preposition, right?

    so where is the complement in this sentence and what kind is it? (predicate nominative., etc.)

    Help me please!!!!
    The complement is the two prepositional phrases "with eight families" and "in a small apartment".


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    Re: Help with understanding intransitive verbs!!

    but in this sentence its a intransitive verb, right?

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    Re: Help with understanding intransitive verbs!!

    Quote Originally Posted by alaricepent View Post
    but in this sentence its a intransitive verb, right?
    Regarding the word live, in the example sentence, it's an intransitive verb.


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    Re: Help with understanding intransitive verbs!!

    Quote Originally Posted by alaricepent View Post
    but in this sentence its a intransitive verb, right?
    Yes, it is.

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