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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to excavate)
a. to dig
El niño empezó a cavar un agujero en la arena para enterrar varias caracolas.The little boy started digging a hole in the sand to bury several shells.
b. to hoe
Tendrás que seguir cavando y removiendo la tierra hasta que hayas terminado todo el jardín.You'll need to go on hoeing and breaking up the earth until you've finished the whole garden.
c. to sink (well)
Podemos cavar un pozo si encontramos agua en esta zona.We can sink a well if we find water in this area.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
2. (to excavate)
a. to dig
Los operarios llevan todo el día cavando. ¿Qué pasará ahí abajo?The workers have been digging all day. What's happening down there?
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