Determining whether a verb is transitive or intransitive can be difficult. Recently I learned that the passive voice only applies to transitive verbs.
So my question is: if I am unable to put a sentence into the passive voice does that mean its verb is intransitive?
- (1a.) Al runs the market = (1b.) The market is run by Al, but:
- (2a.) Al runs to the market ≠ (2b.) “The market is run to by Al”