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Ken Hagan Gold badge

Re: OC

"If an intransitive verb is one without a direct object, then "The painting was displayed in the Louvre" surely counts as intransitive? "

I don't think a linguist would agree. That's just a passive construction and the active equivalent is "Unspecified-subject displayed the painting in the Louvre< which has a direct object.

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