Definition of Intransitiveness
1. Noun. The grammatical relation created by an intransitive verb.
Generic synonyms: Grammatical Relation
Derivative terms: Intransitive, Intransitive
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Intransitiveness
Literary usage of Intransitiveness
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dative of Agency: A Chapter of Indo-European Case-syntax by Alexander Green (1913)
"... but are led astray partly by a hypothetical intransitiveness with which such datives are connected, partly by an inclination to treat the construction ..."
2. General Principles of the Structure of Language by James Byrne (1885)
"... or intransitiveness. There is a stronger sense of relation to an object, but much less sense of the direction or locality of the action than in pure ..."
3. The Tagalog Language: A Comprehensive Grammatical Treatise Adapted to Self by Constantino Lendoyro (1902)
"... without reference to how it has been brought about, this being the reason for its intransitiveness and for its not admitting of in passive. ..."
4. The Ohio Educational Monthly: A Journal of School and Home Education by Ohio State Teachers Association (1874)
"... *et and the intransitiveness of sit, would make it incorrect to say, "The sun sets." This expression has the authority of high and low, rich and poor, ..."
5. Daniel the Prophet: Nine Lectures, Delivered in the Divinity School of the by Edward Bouverie Pusey (1885)
"... or intransitiveness of the word ; I used the word "awakening " as a neuter, as Stillingfleet does 4, on the self-same subject, " the awakening " after ..."
6. A Polyglot Grammar: Of the Hebrew, Chaldee, Syriac, Greek, Latin, English by Samuel Barnard (1825)
"Answer, they can; for their intransitiveness is nota part of theii nature; but is only a concomitant circumstance arising from the absence of an object on ..."
7. The National Teacher: A Monthly Educational Journal by Emerson Elbridge White (1874)
"... set and the intransitiveness of sit, would make it incorrect to say, "The sun sets." This expression has the authority of high and low, rich and poor, ..."