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Trasitive + Adjective

English grammar help. Grammar questions from ESL learners

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Postby Alan » Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:14 am

In dictionaries, if 'T' means transitive and 'I' means intransitive, what does 'L' mean?
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'Linking' (or, more technically, 'copular') verb
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2. Is prove transitive verb?
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It can be, as in

He proved her innocence.

but here it functions as a copular, meaning 'turn out to be'.
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3. Can a transitive verb be followed by an adjective which is not followed by a noun like ' proves too enticing'?

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Not normally, but a copular, of course, can.
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