1. 의미에 유의해야할 자동사
Your age doesn't count when you learn. (=be important)
It doesn't matter when she will leave.
Anyone will do if he is honest. (=be satisfactory 괜찮다)
2. 자동사+전치사 → 타동사 구실
interfere with/object to/apologized (to me) for/interfere in
*I called up her. → I called her up. … 인칭대명사 목적어
3. 자동사는 수동태 불가
*She was disappeared last night.(×)
4. to 부정사를 수반하는 동사
I got/came/grew to know the fact gradually. (become은 불가)
She proved/turned out to be a spy.
She seems/appears to be ill. (look은 불가)
5. 자동사로 혼동하기 쉬운 타동사
discuss, marry, resemble, approach, accompany, inhabit
6. 의미의 차이가 있는 경우: like, love, prefer, hate, try, etc.
I like swimming. … 일반적 사실
I don't like to swim in this pool. … 일시적·구체적 행위