Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
is one that is used with an object: a noun, phrase, or pronoun that refers to the person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb.
" Notice that
in that sentence described directly what the noun (girl) was doing to the cloth (direct object).
is simply defined as a verb that does not affect a direct object.
" Notice that this time that
is NOT describing what is happening a noun, but instead showed her state of feeling.
An easy way to tell if a verb is transitive/intransitive is to see if there is a noun right
after the verb, if there IS, it's transitive, if there ISN'T, it's intransitive!
What are the transitive verbs in these sentences?
1. David ate the pizza.
2. The little boy pets the cute puppy.
Transitive or intransitive?
3. The dog wagged it's tail.
4. Jerome felt happy!
5. The monkey became crazy!
6. The mouse ate the Swiss Cheese.
Choose the right answer to make these sentences transitive!
7. The cat _____ with the chicken.
8. I _____ a mountain in the distance.
9. Tyrone _____ the block tower.
Choose the right answers to make these sentences intransitive!
10. The sun was shining _____ on her.
11. The brown puppy felt _____.
12. The man ran _____.
into a tree
Choose ALL the sentences that are transitive!
The magician made some magic!
The cat purred softly.
The fireman extinguished the fire.
The hamster ate the pickle.
I feel sick today!
Too much time on electronics is bad for me.
Bubba ate the bean burrito.
I finally found my lost slippers!
Teachers assign too much homework!
Choose ALL the sentences that are intransitive!
The lonely boy looked sad.
Jared's team won the basketball game!
I caught my first fish!
The fox chased the squirrel.
The employee arrived on time.
Who ate the last piece of pie?
Do you see that bushy man over there?
Willy slipped on a banana peel.
This sentence is being transitive.
Using the given words, make sentences using it as an INTRANSITIVE verb, and one sentence that uses it as a TRANSITIVE verb!
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