Transitivity: Object
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The transitivity of a verb refers to whether or not it requires an object, where ‘object’ is taken here to represent a grammatical function in the sentence, in the same way ‘subject’ does. Note that transitivity is not the same as valency, even though the two terms are related. Transitivi…

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Usama Soltan, “Transitivity: Object”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 17 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0351>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831



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