ERGATIVE VERBS

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An English lesson which focuses on the topic of ergative verbs. Ergative verbs are ambitransitive (they can be used with or without an object) and the object of the transitive verb can be used as the subject of the intransitive verb.

CHANGE
start / stop
begin / finish
increase / decrease

MOVEMENT
spin
shake
move
bounce
skid
turn

DAMAGE
smash
crack
crash
burst
hit
tear
rip
blow up

COOKING
roast
freeze
burn
fry
bake
boil
warm

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And more exercises on this topic can be found at this excellent website

http://random-idea-english.blogspot.co.uk/2011/08/ergative-verbs-what-on-earth-are-they.html
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