Transitive and Intransitive Action Verbs

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Review: Transitive and Intransitive Action Verbs: Every action verb can be described as Transitive, or Intransitive.

Transitive: A Transitive action verb needs to transfer it's action to something or someone-an object. When identifying transitive ask "who or what after the action verb?"

Intransitive: An Intransitive action verb is opposite, it does not require an object to act upon.

Example #1 (Transitive) - Please bring coffee. --> bring is the transitive action verb.

Example #2 (Intransitive) - The dog ran. --> ran is the action verb. No object after the action verb makes run an Intransitive action verb.

Identify: Transitive or Intransitive?

1. She sang.
Transitive
Intransitive

2. He threw the ball.
Transitive
Intransitive

3. Olivia conveyed the message.
Transitive
Intransitive

4. They jumped.
Transitive
Intransitive

5. Could you phone the neighbors?
Transitive
Intransitive

6. A light was shining.
Transitive
Intransitive

Choose a sentence ending that makes this sentence transitive. (There may be more than one).

7. I read _________.
often.
fantasy books.
books that are old.
once a day.

8. He teaches _________.
math.
at noon.
music to kids.
everyday, but not on weekends!

9. Could you bring _________.
the umbrella?
a snack?
me?
her home?

Choose a sentence ending that makes this sentence intransitive. (There may be more than one).

10. They skate _________.
beautifully together.
happily around the rink.
with courage.
with me.

11. She hesitated _________.
for a moment.
because she didn't understand.
for a long time.
,waiting for me.

12. The wind blew _________.
me away!
cold.
your hair into your face!
hard.

Identify the action verb(s) and state transitive or intransitive

13. The water is running.
The, Intransitive
is running, Intrasitive
water, Transitive
is running, Transitive

14. The dog over there barked.
over there, Intransitive
dog, Transitive
barked, Intransitive
is The, Transitive

15. My mom filled the cup with juice.
the cup, Intransitive
juice, Intrasitive
filled, Transitive
My, Transitive

Create 3 transitive sentences!

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Create 3 intransitive sentences!

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