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Sunday, September 16, 2012

It's kind of sad that I have to ask an English question on the Kreyol site, but what is the difference between an intransitive and transitive verb?

It's not sad.  It's a little funny :)
I can tell you what I know about transitive and intransitive verbs.  How about that?

transitive verbs are action verbs that must have a direct object.
example:
I read a book. (read is action verb; a book is direct object)
He drinks beer. (drinks is action verb; beer is direct object)

intransitive verbs are action verbs that are expressed without a direct object.
example:
He frowned.
She died.

It's helpful to know which H. Creole verbs are used as transitive or intransitive verbs.
Some verbs in H. Creole can be used as both
Haitian Creole ↔ English Reference, Look up Haitian Creole and English Words

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