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Transitive and intransitive verbs, parallelism and object [closed]

This is my second question marked to be closed. If I knew the language very well, I wouldn't ask any questions here. I removed the original question. Let the moderators write the question here the way ...
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Is "the Fed sells government bonds" ambiguous?

Source Why is the Government Buying Long-Term Bonds? When Fed policymakers decide that they want to raise interest rates, the Fed sells government bonds*. the Fed sells government bonds Does that ...
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She went to sleep. (to inf. vs. preposition to)

She went to sleep. to inf. : She went (somewhere) in order to sleep. preposition to : She fell asleep. Which one is more likely at the first glance of the sentence above if you are a native English ...
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How is it possible the verb "mean" be intransitive in "How do you mean?"?

It's explained here what "How do you mean?" means. But I can't understand how it's possible the verb "mean" be intransitive in this sentence. Dictionaries don't give any its ...
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Could "run late" and "run out of something" be transitive verbs

I know "run late" and "run out of something" are usually intransitive verbs. But could "run late" and "run out of something" be "transitive verbs"? ...
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