I’ve been researching transitive verbs versus intransitive verbs, and I found some definitions and examples for each in Google Translate that confuse me. I have attached those definition images below for your reference.
able to take a direct object (expressed or implied), e.g., saw in he saw the donkey.
not taking a direct object, e.g., look in look at the sky.
I can understand why saw in the saw the donkey is used transitively because it takes the direct object donkey, but I can't understand why look in look at the sky is used intransitively. It also takes the direct object sky, right?
Likewise, please explain these examples:
Our cat lived till he was 10 - Transitive
He was living a life of luxury abroad - Intransitive
I found those examples in the article "Transitive and intransitive verbs" from Oxford Dictionaries.
To me, lived in the first example seems intransitive because it has no direct object, while living a life in the second example seems transitive because it has a direct object a life. However the website shows the opposite.
Question update: I also need some help with other questions I’ve asked in the answers section (just to split this big question into smaller questions for clearer understanding)