During the orientation programme conducted for the resource persons in English in Hyderabad,one of the professors wrote a sentence on the board and it is given below
The board writes well.
She asked us to say whether the verb write is transitive or intransitive. We could not satisfactorily answer the question.because It did not look like either transitive. or intransitive she explained something which I forgot so I need explanation from the scholars
Another example is
He walks the dog everyday
I found the sentence in a text for Tenth class students
The sentences are indifferent from the sentences like he writes well and the dog walks.
- I would like to know the function of the verb and the subject in the sentences above, I know that the two verbs are different
I would like to know whether the topic comes under semantics.
This is not a duplicate of the question "The ticket is printing" vs "...is being printed" because I am not asking whether the sentences mentioned above are grammatically correct, my question is focused on their syntax and semantics.