Re: Transitivity with the reflexive and reciprocal
|From:||Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>|
|Date:||Monday, February 9, 2004, 11:04|
Staving Trebor Jung:
>Are the verbs in these two sentences transitive or intransitive? They seem
>to be transitive, but since what's after the verb basically repeats the
>subject, I'm not sure.
>They fight with each other.
>He washes himself.
Hwen a verb describeþ ðe subject acting upon itself, it is reflexive. I
personally regard reflexive verbs as a subset of transitives, hwerein ðe
verb hisobject correspondeþ wið hissubject.