Those words: am, and I - put them together, no complement intended, just the grim intransitive marked by a full stop.
The real challenges always came with the sophisticated adjectives, the adverbs, and the intransitive verbs.
In this respect, adjectives are exactly like intransitive verbs.
Verbs can be either transitive or intransitive a transitive verb governs an object, whereas an intransitive verb does not.
We may be confused about this if we do not distinguish, as we clearly should, between transitive and intransitive senses of the verb ‘to move’.
The combination of verbs with intransitive prepositions is one of the many pseudopods of morphological quasi-regularity that extend into the phrasal domain in English.
But if you read it closely, you'll see I'm using the intransitive plural subjunctive tense.
For me, the intransitive use of ‘bore easily’ is a minor cliché, that is, a phrase I recognize when I see it as a set phrase, even though I might not see it all that often.
To give an account of these sentences, a proponent of the equational analysis would have to postulate that the verb is ambiguous between a transitive and an intransitive meaning.
It is inconceivable that Will does not know the difference between a transitive and an intransitive verb.