sorry i still seem to have problems to distinguish if a verb is transitive or intransitive. That is obviously crucial for identifying the objects and other sentence elements.
Ok, lets take the verb keep.
Eg. I still keep guessing.
Sure the word keep is generally ambitransitive, but what about keep in this sentence context? I automatically assumed that, given the gerund phrase "guessing", it was transitive. Although, this website keep - definition of keep by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. claims opposite.
The cardinal question is, how do i make transitiveness out of ambitransitive verbs without looking up a dictionary? is there any rule of thumb?
Perhaps in this case guessing is not a gerund. Would that help?