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Re: Transitivity with the reflexive and reciprocal

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Monday, February 9, 2004, 11:04
Staving Trebor Jung:
>Merhaba! > >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. Pete