how to differentiate between intransitive verb and incomplete verb

Please read the following sentences:

* The infant sleeps.
* They made him the President.

The first sentence shows complete sense without any help of any other word whereas the sense of second sentence completes only with the help of the word ‘President’.

Incomplete Verbs: The verbs, which require help of any other word(s) are called ‘Incomplete Verbs’. The word, which helps to complete the sense of incomplete verb are called ‘Complement of the Verb or Completion of the Predicate.

Intransitive verbs like appear, be, become, get, grow, live, look, seem etc. are generally used as incomplete verb.

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