Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Here’s a little post about two types verbs. They exist in the other languages as well. Understanding these two types is required to get through the vocabulary of week 8 in Di3M.

  1. The player hit the ball.
  2. The bird sang.

What are transitive verbs?
Transitive verbs are action verbs that have an object to receive that action. In the first sentence above, the direct object ball received the action of the verb hit.
Some more examples of transitive verbs: I rode the bicycle. I moved the chair.

What are intransitive verbs?
Intransitive verbs are action verbs but unlike transitive verbs, the do not have an object receiving the action. Notice there are no words after the verb sang.
Some more examples of intransitive verbs: I laughed. The sun set.

This post was based on http://www.k12reader.com/transitive-and-intransitive-verbs/.
Click the link above for more details and examples.

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