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Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

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Ashley Badin

on 8 January 2014

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Transcript of Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

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Some verbs can be used either transitively or intransitively verbs.

Transitive: He
opened
the window.
Intransitive: The
window
opened easily.
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Example of Transitive Verbs
The mechanic
had repaired
the truck.
The owner
paid
the mechanic.
Transitive Verbs (continued)
The word in the predicate that the transitive verb is directed is the
object
. A transitive verb has to have
at least
one object.

The mechanic watched the
driver
.
(Whatched whom? The driver.)

The driver unlocked the
cab
.
(Unlocked what? The cab.)
Intransitive Verbs
An intransitive verb does not have an object. There is no "receiver" of the action.
Examples of Intransitive Verbs
The truck
was running
well.
The driver
turned
left quickly.

Often words following intransitive answer the questions, How?, When?, or Where?
for example:
The driver
drove
away(Drove where? Away.)
Transitive Verbs
Most verbs are action verbs which express their action toward another word in the predicate. A verb that directs actions toward something or someone in the predicate is called a
transitive verb
.
Thanks f
or watching.
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