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Ladies and gentlemen, as I have observed, reflexive forms of verbs are used in English more rarely than in other European languages. As a result, a great lof of verbs can be used as either transitive or intransitive, depending on the context, and the paranthesised insertion `cause to' is quite common in dictionary entries explaning meanings of verbs. I can give as examples `show', `move', `get', `obtain', `shave', etc. Others are not so versatile, and pronouns like `oneself' are necessary when a subject has no other object to act upon but itself (e.g., `see', `find'). Can anybody see any regularity in this behaviour? Is the verb `manifest' used as an intransitive verb? Thank you.
A V Malyavkin, Russia
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