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Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Transcript of Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
'The frog jumped'..
We would be left wondering what object the frog actually did jump into, after all he has to jump somewhere...! The Intransitive verb does not need an object to complete the meaning of the sentence.
Therefore the following sentence makes sense without the need for an object.
'The canary sings sweetly'
Work in pairs or groups of three to see if you can identify which of the following sentences are transitive verbs and which are intransitive verbs. You have five minutes to complete this task.
The cat purrs
She bought a bunch of bananas
I was bitten by a vampire
The man caught a fish
Some verbs can be both transitive and intransitive depending on the way in which we use them in a sentence. Confused?!
The verbs grow can be used in both ways such as:
'He grows his own fruit and vegetables' Transitive
'My beanstalk is growing'