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Intransitive verb

From Teflpedia

An intransitive verb (/ɪntrænzətɪv( v)ɜ:b/) is a verb which has a transitivity of zero, and therefore does not and cannot take a direct object: e.g. He runs.

Do not confuse an adverbial phrase for a direct object; for example in “He runs every day,” "every day" is an adverbial noun phrase that modifies the verb "run.”

There is an important difference in meaning between "intransitive verb" and “verb used intransitively.” An intransitive verb must be used intransitively; ambitransitive verbs however can be used transitively or intransitively; Mary is singing a song; Mary is singing.