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    To based or To be based

    I searched on Google and there was a result:
    Horror Films You Didn't Realize Were Based on True Stories
    I would say this is incorrect because "Based" is used as intransitive verb in this sentence. Did this website make a mistake?

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    Re: To based or To be based

    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...english/base_2 Scroll down to 'PHRASAL VERBS'.
    Do you think it is used as an intransitive verb?

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    Re: To based or To be based

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...english/base_2 Scroll down to 'PHRASAL VERBS'.
    Do you think it is used as an intransitive verb?

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    Yea, I thought it was an intransitive verb because I couldn't think any object come after 'base'

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    Re: To based or To be based

    You need a better dictionary.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/base?s=t

    Definition 31 covers this.

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    Re: To based or To be based

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    You need a better dictionary.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/base?s=t

    Definition 31 covers this.
    To be honest, I have seen the website. By the way, does it mean same thing?

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    Re: To based or To be based

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    Yea, I thought it was an intransitive verb because I couldn't think any object come after 'base'
    'I based my learning on his teaching.'
    Do you think it is an intransitive verb here?

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    Re: To based or To be based

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'I based my learning on his teaching.'
    Do you think it is an intransitive verb here?

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    It could be either Transitive or Intransitive but both mean different

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    Re: To based or To be based

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    'I based my learning on his teaching.'
    Do you think it is an intransitive verb here?

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    This tells me something. Yes it is a transitive verb

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    Re: To based or To be based

    Quote Originally Posted by Checkmate View Post
    To be honest, I have seen the website. By the way, does it mean same thing?
    Does what mean the same thing?

    I showed you definition 31, which covers this exact meaning and usage. It is technically intransitive, but the prepositional phrase "on true stories" acts as the object of the verb "based."

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    Re: To based or To be based

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It is technically intransitive
    The dictionary below marks it as 'tr.v.', which should stand for 'transitive verb'. Am I wrong?
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/base

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