Kean wrote:I'm struggling with a question from one of my students regarding the verb "eat".
From the information I've got:
"I'm eating dinner" is described as a transitive use.
"I'm eating" is described as an intransitive use.
"Where can I park?" is described as transitive, because the object can be understood from the context.
So the question is, how can one "test" whether a verb with no object is truly being used intransitively, or merely transitively but with the object left out??
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