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Intensional Transitive Verbs

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[Revised entry by Graeme Forbes on May 7, 2020. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] A verb is transitive iff it usually occurs with a direct object, and in such occurrences it is said to occur transitively. Thus 'ate' occurs transitively in 'I ate the meat and left the vegetables', but not in 'I ate then left' (perhaps it is not the same verb 'left' in these two examples, but it seems to be the same 'ate'). A verb is intensional if the verb phrase (VP) it forms with its complement is anomalous in at least one of...

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