swiftnicholas wrote:Could anybody comment on this, perhaps noting the passive voice as well? Or maybe suggest something else I could read?
I agree that transitivity and its relationship to voice is not usually well covered in the standard grammars and especially primers.
First, when a verb has both first and second aorists (or passives), the second one will usually be intransitive, the first transitive, regardless of the conjugation.
Second, love your dictionary. In particular, the Middle Liddell and the Great Scott. The citations and examples will nearly always make clear the transitivity of the verb, and how the transitivity might change from voice to voice.
swiftnicholas wrote: Are the examples in Cunliffe as useful as the Middle Liddell?
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