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- n. The quality of being transitive.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state or character of being transitive.
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- n. the grammatical relation created by a transitive verb
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When they follow any form of the simple verb of being they take the objective form, as in its me, it aint him, and I am him, probably because the transitiveness of this verb exerts a greater pull than its function as a mere copula, and perhaps, too, because the passive naturally tends to put the speaker in the place of the object.
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