Transitive and Intransitive verbs. Quick review. Let’s identify the subject, verb, article, and any objects in the following sentences. The batter hit the ball. The bird sang. What is the difference between the two verbs in the above sentences? How do the verbs differ grammatically?
All of the verbs in the sentences are transitive because an object is receiving the action of the verb.
A transitive verb must be an action verb plus there must be an object to receive that action.
I walked to the park today.
“A brave man acknowledges the strength of others.”
“I am selfish.”
“Politeness is deception in pretty packaging.”