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Godan - Ichidan switch means transitivity switch?

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Hi! Is this true in general? I can't come up with any counterexamples off the top of my mind, but it seems that the transitive/intransitive counterparts of many verbs switch verb groups also. 倒れる -> 倒す, 冷える -> 冷やす, 燃える -> 燃やす, 売る -> 売れる and etc. Even if there are exceptions, this is a pretty common pattern, right? When trying to to come up with the transitive/intransitive version of the verb, is it safe to assume that the verb group would change also?

P.S. The title should really say "Transitivity switch means godan-ichidan switch?"

P.S.S. OK, there's 乾く and 乾かす
 
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Yeah, the answer is no, as you already noticed. There also is another group "intransitive ~ru vs transitive ~su" other than "intransitive ~u vs transitive ~asu". These verbs are all godan.
e.g.
移る 移す
帰る 帰す
直る 直す
残る 残す
通る 通す
回る 回す

動く 動かす
沸く 沸かす
減る 減らす
照る 照らす
 
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