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    Transitive/Intransitive verb

    "I will speak to you"

    Here "speak" is transitive or intransitive?

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    Re: Transitive/Intransitive verb

    Intransitive.

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    Re: Transitive/Intransitive verb

    http://esl.about.com/od/vocabularyre...transitive.htm Look here for a brief explanation.

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    Re: Transitive/Intransitive verb

    Quote Originally Posted by shani16 View Post
    "I will speak to you." End every sentence with the correct punctuation mark.

    Here, is "speak" transitive or intransitive?
    Note the correct way to ask a question.

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    Re: Transitive/Intransitive verb

    'Speak' is transitive in 'I will speak English to you', according to http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/speak Definition#3

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    Re: Transitive/Intransitive verb

    In the quoted sentence, 'speak' is used intransitively. There is no object.

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    Re: Transitive/Intransitive verb

    The object is 'English' in 'speak English'.

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    Re: Transitive/Intransitive verb

    Yes, "speak" can be transitive or intransitive.

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