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instransitive

Post by phinhmimo » Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:13 pm

in this sentence: He goes to school. Why the verb GOES is intransitive. To me I understand intransitive have no direct object but "to school" is considered as direct object for this sentence. Why GOES is intransitive? please explan, thanks.

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Re: instransitive

Post by Alan » Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:07 am

No, 'to school' is not a direct object of any kind. Some grammarians, however, would classify it as an 'adverbial indirect object'.

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