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. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and Sit

21 Feb

2. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and SitVerbs which take an object are usually called transitive verbs. Verbs which do not take an object are usually called intransitive verbs.


Many English verbs can be used either intransitively or transitively. For instance, in the sentence Most birds can fly, the verb to flyis intransitive, since it is used without an object. But in the sentence This pilot will fly the plane, the verb to fly is transitive, since it takes the object plane.


However, some English verbs can be used only intransitively. A few pairs of verbs should be noted. The two verbs of each pair have similar meanings, but one of the verbs can take an object, and the other cannot. In the following table, the verbs labeled intransitive are those which cannot take an object.

   

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  Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
  Transitive:   to lay   laid   laid
  Intransitive:   to lie   lay   lain
 
  Transitive:   to raise   raised   raised
  Intransitive:   to rise   rose   risen
 
  Transitive:   to set   set   set
  Intransitive:   to sit   sat   sat

 

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. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and Sit

21 Feb

2. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and SitVerbs which take an object are usually called transitive verbs. Verbs which do not take an object are usually called intransitive verbs.


Many English verbs can be used either intransitively or transitively. For instance, in the sentence Most birds can fly, the verb to flyis intransitive, since it is used without an object. But in the sentence This pilot will fly the plane, the verb to fly is transitive, since it takes the object plane.


However, some English verbs can be used only intransitively. A few pairs of verbs should be noted. The two verbs of each pair have similar meanings, but one of the verbs can take an object, and the other cannot. In the following table, the verbs labeled intransitive are those which cannot take an object.

   

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  Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
  Transitive:   to lay   laid   laid
  Intransitive:   to lie   lay   lain
 
  Transitive:   to raise   raised   raised
  Intransitive:   to rise   rose   risen
 
  Transitive:   to set   set   set
  Intransitive:   to sit   sat   sat

 

. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and Sit

21 Feb

2. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and SitVerbs which take an object are usually called transitive verbs. Verbswhich do not take an object are usually called intransitive verbs.


Many English verbs can be used either intransitively or transitively.For instance, in the sentence Most birds can fly, the verb to flyis intransitive, since it is used without an object. But in thesentence This pilot will fly the plane, the verb to fly is transitive, since it takes the object plane.


However, some English verbs can be used only intransitively. A fewpairs of verbs should be noted. The two verbs of each pair have similarmeanings, but one of the verbs can take an object, and the other cannot.In the following table, the verbs labeled intransitive are those whichcannot take an object.

   

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  Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
  Transitive:   to lay   laid   laid
  Intransitive:   to lie   lay   lain
 
  Transitive:   to raise   raised   raised
  Intransitive:   to rise   rose   risen
 
  Transitive:   to set   set   set
  Intransitive:   to sit   sat   sat

 

. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and Sit

21 Feb

2. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and SitVerbs which take an object are usually called transitive verbs. Verbs which do not take an object are usually called intransitive verbs.


Many English verbs can be used either intransitively or transitively. For instance, in the sentence Most birds can fly, the verb to flyis intransitive, since it is used without an object. But in the sentence This pilot will fly the plane, the verb to fly is transitive, since it takes the object plane.


However, some English verbs can be used only intransitively. A few pairs of verbs should be noted. The two verbs of each pair have similar meanings, but one of the verbs can take an object, and the other cannot. In the following table, the verbs labeled intransitive are those which cannot take an object.

   

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  Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
  Transitive:   to lay   laid   laid
  Intransitive:   to lie   lay   lain
 
  Transitive:   to raise   raised   raised
  Intransitive:   to rise   rose   risen
 
  Transitive:   to set   set   set
  Intransitive:   to sit   sat   sat

 

. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and Sit

21 Feb

2. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and SitVerbs which take an object are usually called transitive verbs. Verbswhich do not take an object are usually called intransitive verbs.


Many English verbs can be used either intransitively or transitively.For instance, in the sentence Most birds can fly, the verb to flyis intransitive, since it is used without an object. But in thesentence This pilot will fly the plane, the verb to fly is transitive, since it takes the object plane.


However, some English verbs can be used only intransitively. A fewpairs of verbs should be noted. The two verbs of each pair have similarmeanings, but one of the verbs can take an object, and the other cannot.In the following table, the verbs labeled intransitive are those whichcannot take an object.

   

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  Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
  Transitive:   to lay   laid   laid
  Intransitive:   to lie   lay   lain
 
  Transitive:   to raise   raised   raised
  Intransitive:   to rise   rose   risen
 
  Transitive:   to set   set   set
  Intransitive:   to sit   sat   sat

 

. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and Sit

21 Feb

2. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and SitVerbs which take an object are usually called transitive verbs. Verbs which do not take an object are usually called intransitive verbs.


Many English verbs can be used either intransitively or transitively. For instance, in the sentence Most birds can fly, the verb to flyis intransitive, since it is used without an object. But in the sentence This pilot will fly the plane, the verb to fly is transitive, since it takes the object plane.


However, some English verbs can be used only intransitively. A few pairs of verbs should be noted. The two verbs of each pair have similar meanings, but one of the verbs can take an object, and the other cannot. In the following table, the verbs labeled intransitive are those which cannot take an object.

   

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  Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
  Transitive:   to lay   laid   laid
  Intransitive:   to lie   lay   lain
 
  Transitive:   to raise   raised   raised
  Intransitive:   to rise   rose   risen
 
  Transitive:   to set   set   set
  Intransitive:   to sit   sat   sat

 

. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and Sit

21 Feb

2. Lay and Lie, Raise and Rise, and Set and SitVerbs which take an object are usually called transitive verbs. Verbs which do not take an object are usually called intransitive verbs.


Many English verbs can be used either intransitively or transitively. For instance, in the sentence Most birds can fly, the verb to flyis intransitive, since it is used without an object. But in the sentence This pilot will fly the plane, the verb to fly is transitive, since it takes the object plane.


However, some English verbs can be used only intransitively. A few pairs of verbs should be noted. The two verbs of each pair have similar meanings, but one of the verbs can take an object, and the other cannot. In the following table, the verbs labeled intransitive are those which cannot take an object.

   

 http://www.fortunecity.com/bally/durrus/153/gramch11.html#2

  Infinitive Simple Past Past Participle
  Transitive:   to lay   laid   laid
  Intransitive:   to lie   lay   lain
 
  Transitive:   to raise   raised   raised
  Intransitive:   to rise   rose   risen
 
  Transitive:   to set   set   set
  Intransitive:   to sit   sat   sat