The concept of transitive, intransitive is misplaced here.
In present and future, there is a lesser used variant – a definite, or say emphatic conjugation form.
For example, the Indonesian sentences Dia masuk sekolah ("He attended school") and Dia masuk ke sekolah ("He went into the school") have the same verb (masuk "enter"), but the first sentence has a direct object while the second has a prepositional phrase in its place.
There is some controversy regarding complex transitives and tritransitives; linguists disagree on the nature of the structures.
Verbs that require two objects, a direct object and an indirect object, are ditransitive, An example of a ditransitive verb in English is the verb to give, which may feature a subject, an indirect object, and a direct object: John gave Mary the book. In English a tritransitive verb features an indirect object, a direct object, and a prepositional phrase – as in I'll trade you this bicycle for your binoculars – or else a clause that behaves like an argument – as in I bet you a pound that he has forgotten.
A clause with a prepositional phrase that expresses a meaning similar to that usually expressed by an object may be called pseudo-transitive.
In contrast to transitive verbs, some verbs take zero objects.
Verbs that do not require an object are called intransitive verbs. Verbs that can be used in an intransitive or transitive way are called ambitransitive verbs.
Hungarian is sometimes misunderstood to have transitive and intransitive conjugation for all verbs.
Transitivity is traditionally thought as a global property of a clause, by which activity is transferred from an agent to a patient.