Q: Assist(intransitive verb) とはどういう意味ですか?
A: assist= help


Q: intransitive and transitive verbs. を使った例文を教えて下さい。
A: thank you! one question: In "We walked to the store", wouldn't the object be store? so would it be transitive?


Q: heal (intransitive) と be healed (transitive) はどう違いますか?
A: Intransitive - “I must heal.” That puts emphasis on me doing the action.

Transitive - “I must be healed.” That takes the emphasis off of me and places it on some unknown entity which will do the healing.

I hope that helps.
Q: apply to (intransitive) と be applied to (transitive) はどう違いますか?
A: I think apply to is future tense
"I am going to apply to this university."
And be applied to is more passive
"I applied to that job."

I hope this answers your question ^^


Q: “hightail” is explained as an intransitive verb in any english dictionary. But it’s frequently followed by “it” in a colloquial use, like “hightail it”. Isn’t this “it” a object?
A: Good question! I think because it's a colloquial use, it doesn't obey the strict rules of grammar. Also, the "hightail it" is more of an expression -- you're not actually hightailing something that is an "it" so it's not exactly like an object.
Q: About intransitive verb and transitive verb

I already learned what the both difference is.But,How do they affect at the sentence?
If it is very useful that knowing whether it is intransitive or not,it could be worthful.

Or could it be only one of the way to recognize which the word is to know about intransitive and transitive verb?
A: If you are writing or speaking, you need to know which is intransitive and which is transitive

If you are reading or listening, you can recognize transitive verbs if you can identify a direct object in the sentence. In English, sentences are usually ordered by subject → verb → object. If there are nouns after the verb, it is likely that they are objects (direct or indirect)
Q: Can “concentrate on(intransitive)” be used in a sentence whose subject is not a person?
A: yeap! there are a couple of conditions that meet the criteria:
- the subject is is capable of focusing on something (living - sentience, non-living - usually computers/cameras)

The cat concentrated on its prey.
The surveillance camera concentrated on movements based on changes in light intensity.

there are other uses, but becomes in passive form:
- something becoming more numerous in the same space (eg. people crowding in shibuya)
- describing a main objective of something (the project was concentrated on collecting data for understanding the virus)

for most cases, if you can use "focus on," you can swap it with "concentrate on."
Q: About “remain”
the “remain” is an intransitive verb, isn't?Why can a noun be added after it?
like“The book remained a favourite and she constantly recurred to it.”
Quoted from Oxford dictionary
So after a bit of reading, I've found that the verb "remain" has two forms: the intransitive and the copular. A copular/linking verb is one that connects the subject to the predicate (e.g. He IS a student; She LOOKS tired; She BECAME a teacher). So "remain" can be intransitive, for example:
- Only some of the puzzle pieces remained.
- This picture is all that remains of my past.

But it can also be a copular verb, where it links the subject to a description.
- We found the culprit, however, her motive remains a question.
- I can't believe it remained a secret for years.
Q: Can I use "impair" as a intransitive verb(=not having object") ?
A: Show me some examples of how you wish to use it and I can try to explain.