The Times, April 21, 2018

‘Relish’ is a transitive verb, which means it must have an object, in the same way as ‘like’ or ‘enjoy’. You couldn’t put ‘She liked that some members would be upset’. The sentence could be ‘She relished the prospect that some members would be upset’ or ‘She relished the fact that . . .’

An intransitive verb does not have an object. Examples include ‘sneeze’ and ‘die’.

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