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    about intransitive verb

    Hello everyone,
    I was become
    He was become
    It seems to me as a passive voice. I have seen such type of sentences, but "become" is intransitve verb. Is there any website availabe to refer or study about transitive verb and intransitive verb.
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    Re: about intransitive verb

    Where have you seen 'he was become'? Wherever you have seen it, it is not passive; it can't be.

    Have you tried googling 'transitive verb' and 'intransitive verb'?

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    Re: about intransitive verb

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Where have you seen 'he was become'? Wherever you have seen it, it is not passive; it can't be.

    Have you tried googling 'transitive verb' and 'intransitive verb'?
    Yes, but lots of doubts.
    I have seen and read this type of sentences. I am not sure where it is, I think in the Bible. When I see this next time, I will quote this.
    Thank you.

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    Re: about intransitive verb

    If you found it in the King James version, remember that that was published four centuries ago. Don't use it as a model for the language of today.
    Last edited by 5jj; 17-May-2012 at 08:47. Reason: 'Kames' corrected to 'James'

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    Re: about intransitive verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    ...or even the King James version.

    That one, too.


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    Re: about intransitive verb

    It appears in the Bhagavad Gita:
    Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.
    But we don't use it in ordinary language- have become would be the normal form.

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