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    Smile Transitive or intransitive verb

    I want to know whether the word "have" is transitive verb or intransitive ?
    I will be thankful if anybody can explain and clear my doubt.
    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: Transitive or intransitive verb

    Quote Originally Posted by chellamuthu View Post
    I want to know whether the word "have" is transitive verb or intransitive ?
    I will be thankful if anybody can explain and clear my doubt.
    Thank you in advance.
    I am not familiar with any intrasitive usage of "have".


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    Re: Transitive or intransitive verb

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    I am not familiar with any intrasitive usage of "have".
    I don't suppose that "have" can be used intransitively.


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    Re: Transitive or intransitive verb

    Quote Originally Posted by Daruma View Post
    I don't suppose that "have" can be used intransitively.
    And I doubt.


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    Re: Transitive or intransitive verb

    Have has two meanings:
    1. Transitive verb Do you have a dog?
    2. Auxiliary/helping verb I have done my homework.

    You cannot ask Do you have? But people may ask a follow up question expressing irritation or clarification Well, have you? if have not answered the question Have you done your homework?


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    #6

    Re: Transitive or intransitive verb

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    And I doubt.
    Svartnik,

    Could you give me any examples of the intransitive verb "have"?


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    #7

    Re: Transitive or intransitive verb

    As I have already implied, no, I cannot.

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