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    Apply (for a job) as intransitive verb??

    Can the verb "apply" be used without a noun or I have to add the object? (I would like to apply / or / I would like to apply for a job)

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    Re: Apply (for a job) as intransitive verb??

    Quote Originally Posted by ArturoK2000 View Post
    Can the verb "apply" be used without a noun or I have to add the object? (I would like to apply / or / I would like to apply for a job)
    You could say "I'd like to apply" if the wider context supports it. If it's obvious what you want to apply for.

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    Re: Apply (for a job) as intransitive verb??

    We are talking about job seekers interested in the jobs posted by a company. Then we say that they are interested in applying, with no more references or object (a job, the job, etc.) Just "applying".

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    Re: Apply (for a job) as intransitive verb??

    If you contacted the company and just said "I want to apply" without any context at all, they wouldn't know what you were talking about and would be most unlikely to give you a job.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 09-Mar-2014 at 22:54. Reason: Non-essential quote deleted.

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    Re: Apply (for a job) as intransitive verb??

    I see. But in this case: The company was offering some positions and some persons were interested in applying.

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    Re: Apply (for a job) as intransitive verb??

    In your first post you mentioned "intransitive verb". In both of your examples, "apply" is intransitive. "Job" is not the direct object of "apply"; it is the object of the preposition "for".
    Last edited by 5jj; 09-Mar-2014 at 21:34. Reason: minor typo

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    Re: Apply (for a job) as intransitive verb??

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