Transitive verb has an object.
My mother likes tea.
Tom sold his house.
But I want a drink first.
I want to be famous.
Ok, that's easy. Transitive verb, according to the rule, requires subject+verb+object form and should answer the question "What" or "Whom", Therefore these sentences are all the transitive verbs, especially 'to be famous' is still the direct object(What do I want? I want 'to be famous').
But this word 'consent' makes me confused. Ditionary says 'Consent' is intransitive verb.
a. He consented to his daughter's marriage. (intransitive - ok)
b. He consented to make a speech. (?)
c. I want to be famous. (transitive)
d. He consented that the money should be paid immediately. (?)
Of course 'a' is intransitive verb, that is clear, but is 'b' is intransitive? Isn't 'to make a speech' object same as 'to be famous' is object? 'b','c' look like they have same pattern in my eyes(non-native, sorry ^.^;). Of couse 'd' is confusing me. That clause looks like ojbect.
So, are 'b', 'd' transitive or intransitive?