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Transitive, Intransitive Verbs


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Intransitive Verbs
Verbs which do not require an object [direct or indirect]. The sentence pattern is: S-InV
Transitive Verbs
Verbs that express an action directed toward a noun. The word that receives the action of the verb is called a "direct object"
Intransitive Verbs
A verb that expresses an idea without needing anything to complete it. They do not "send their action" toward any receiver.
Transitive Verbs
These verbs transfer their action to receivers called: direct objects
Direct Objects
Receive the action of the verb in a sentence.
Transitive
Scouts traveled the Mississippi in exploration of the United States.
Transitive
American Indians gave the Mississippi River its name.
Intransitive
The Mississippi flows in from north to south.
Transitive
Barges carry commercial products on the river.
Transitive
The Mississippi provides commercial vessels an efficient transportation transportation route.
Intransitive
Huffing and puffing, we arrived at the classroom door with only seven seconds to spare.
Intransitive
James went to the campus cafe for a steaming bowl of squid eyeball stew.
Intransitive
To escape the midday sun, the cats lie in the shade under our cars.
Intransitive
Around fresh ground pepper, Sheryl sneezes with violence.
Intransitive
In the evenings, Glenda sits on the front porch to admire her immaculate lawn.
Linking verb
Links the subject of a sentence to a word that renames or describes the subject
Linking verb
Will always have either a predicate noun or predicate adjective
Linking verb with a predicate noun
Luke was a physician and a writer.
Linking verb with a predicate noun
Nehemiah is an example of a motivational leader.
The terrain in Judea is very rugged.
Linking verb with a predicate adjective