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    Is the dictionary wrong?

    When you look up "click" in the "Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English", you can read:" v.i. to be a success: That film 's really clicked (with young people.)" My trouble is now that it is an intransitive verb,why the editor gives that example with a past participle as its predicative.
    By the way I came up with a sentence like this: Things were clicking for me then. Is the word "for" correct here?
    Thanks for your help!

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    Re: Is the dictionary wrong?

    The film's really clicked ... = The film has really clicked ...

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    Re: Is the dictionary wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by notletrest View Post
    When you look up "click" in the "Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English", you can read:" v.i. to be a success: That film 's really clicked (with young people.)" My trouble is now that it is an intransitive verb,why the editor gives that example with a past participle as its predicative.
    By the way I came up with a sentence like this: Things were clicking for me then. Is the word "for" correct here?
    Thanks for your help!
    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Notletrest,


    (1) The teacher has given you the answer.

    (2) I believe that the matter of transitive and intransive has

    nothing to do with the past participle. I believe that many

    intransitive verbs use the past participle:

    He has arrived.

    She has worked.

    The birds have flown.

    (3) Yes, I believe that it's "good" English to say something like:

    Things were really clicking for him back in those days.

    (That is, things were going very well for him.)

    P.S. "What he said didn't click with me" means, I believe, that

    I didn't understand what he said.

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