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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?



 
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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #1 (permalink) Tue Oct 24, 2006 15:44 pm   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #214 "What comes next (the letter)", question 8

This was just as well in view of what ..........

(a) happened
(b) appeared
(c) transferred
(d) interposed

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #214 "What comes next (the letter)", answer 8

This was just as well in view of what happened.

Correct answer: (a) happened
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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #2 (permalink) Tue Oct 24, 2006 16:21 pm   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

Hi

Yes. It might also be called an "intransitive linking verb".

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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #3 (permalink) Thu Dec 08, 2011 13:01 pm   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

1. please explain and give the examples of intransitive and transitive verbs?
2. what is a linking verb?

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This was just as well in view of what happened #4 (permalink) Fri May 24, 2013 14:42 pm   This was just as well in view of what happened
 

Hello,

I don't understand the meaning of this sentence, could you please explain it to me or maybe rephrase it?
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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #5 (permalink) Wed May 29, 2013 8:21 am   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

This was a good thing, considering what happened.

This sentence is out of context, as it's unclear what "this" refers to and what happened next.
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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #6 (permalink) Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:22 am   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

Saneta wrote:
1. please explain and give the examples of intransitive and transitive verbs?
2. what is a linking verb? Thank You

A transitive verb is one that takes/needs an object; e.g. write (a novel), bring (the chair), eat (dinner) etc
An intransitive verb does not have an object; e.g. walk, laugh, sit etc

A linking verb is one that connects the subject and the complement; It is usually a 'BE' verb. For example: He was happy; She had been late. etc
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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #7 (permalink) Mon Jun 03, 2013 16:57 pm   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

I suppose you mean,had been are the linking verbs.
Hi TH I think, your explanation concerning transitive verb look superficially exemplified.
Since you used only inanimate things as objects.
-The man killed him.
I think killed is a transitive verb because there is a sufferer him.

Is not it?
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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #8 (permalink) Mon Jun 03, 2013 16:59 pm   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

Hi, TH I think HAD BEEN is the linking verb you are talking about?

But I suppose your instances of transitive verb look superficially exemplified.

Since you used only inanimate things for the examples given.

-The man killed him.

I think KILLED is a transitive verb since it has a sufferer (him).
Is it not it?
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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #9 (permalink) Mon Jun 03, 2013 17:45 pm   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

Yes, Ebe. There are numerous transitive and intransitive verbs in English. A transitive verb takes an object which may be animate or inanimate / personal or non personal, as you have rightly said.
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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #10 (permalink) Mon Jun 03, 2013 17:45 pm   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

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Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here? #11 (permalink) Tue Jun 04, 2013 0:44 am   Is "WAS" an intransitive verb here?
 

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