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Re: OC

Hmm. I was unsure about that. Your "passive construction" argument is fairly convincing. As regards fluidity of transitive/intransitive verbs in English, I suppose I'd pick an example like "speak" or "sneeze". Usually they are intransitive, and dictionaries often list them as such, but there doesn't seem to be any problem with "he spoke the truth" or "I just sneezed gobbets of coffee-laced snots on my keyboard" (no icon, since I'm posting as AC). Perhaps intransitive verbs lend themselves more easily to becoming transitive like this...

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