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8.6: Subcategories

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  • We saw in Chapter 7 that we can group words into categories according to their behaviour. In this unit, we see that we can divide up the category of Verbs into subcategories according to what kind of complement a verb takes.
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    Check Yourself

    1. What is the subcategory of the underlined verb in this sentence?

    The soccer players kicked the ball.

    • Intransitive.
    • Transitive.
    • Ditransitive.
    • Verb with a complement clause.

    2. What is the subcategory of the underlined verb in this sentence?

    Many birds fly over Ontario each fall.

    • Intransitive.
    • Transitive.
    • Ditransitive.
    • Verb with a complement clause.

    3. What is the subcategory of the underlined verb in this sentence?

    This game teaches children the alphabet.

    • Intransitive.
    • Transitive.
    • Ditransitive.
    • Verb with a complement clause.