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    Question To withdraw from use or active service

    Hi,

    To withdraw from use or active service.

    is withdraw a transitive or intransitive in here?

    Thanks.

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    Re: To withdraw from use or active service

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Hi,

    To withdraw from use or active service.

    is withdraw a transitive or intransitive in here?

    Thanks.
    It could be either.
    You can retire. You can retire your old lawn mower.
    Same with the above.

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    Re: To withdraw from use or active service

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    It could be either.
    You can retire. You can retire your old lawn mower.
    Same with the above.
    Is it as a intransitive in "To withdraw from use or active service."?

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    Re: To withdraw from use or active service

    Quote Originally Posted by fenglish View Post
    Is it as a intransitive in "To withdraw from use or active service."?
    Yes.
    You can withdraw from active service. (You can retire) - Intransitive
    You can withdraw your old lawn mower from active service. - Transitive.

    This is what I was attempting to communicate with "Same with the above". I gave a slightly different example, and said that the same principles apply to your example.

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