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transitive

view main entry for transitiveadjective linguistics  /ˈtrænsətɪv/
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transitively

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transitivity

  /ˌtrænsəˈtɪvəti/  noun [uncountable]
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transitivity British English pronunciation: transitivityClick to listen to the pronunciation of transitive /ˌtrænsəˈtɪvəti/  noun [uncountable]Describing types and forms of verbs: active, causative, continuous, ditransitive, ergative, finite, future, imperative, imperfect, impersonal

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