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Transitive and Intransitive Verbs.

Transitive verbs are action verbs that require or demand direct objects. The verb’s action is transferred directly to the object. Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Some examples include:

You can always find the direct object of a transitive verb by asking what? or whom?

For instance, I wrote a poem.

Q: What did I write? A: A poem. You cannot just say “I wrote”. It is incorrect, you need to write “something.”

Another example is this: She told me a story.

Q: What did she tell you? A: A story.

An intransitive verb is one which is complete in itself. It is not done to someone or something. It does not require an object to complete its meaning in the sentence. In other words, it does not have or take a direct object.

Some examples are:

Transitive and intransitive verbs

Transitive and intransitive verbs

The golden rule that you should know is this: Intransitive verbs do not have passive forms. For example, “I fell asleep” and “I sat on the edge of my bed” are correct, but “I was fallen asleep” or “I was sat on the edge of my bed” are obviously incorrect.

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