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Transitive and Intransitive Verbs. p.52. Transitive Verb. Verb that expresses an action directed towards a person, place, a thing, or an idea. Ex: Derrick greeted the visitors(object). (the actions of the verb greeted is directed towards the object visitors.)

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Transitive and intransitive verbs

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

p.52


Transitive verb

Transitive Verb

  • Verb that expresses an action directed towards a person, place, a thing, or an idea.

  • Ex: Derrick greeted the visitors(object). (the actions of the verb greeted is directed towards the object visitors.)

  • When will Felicia paint her room(object)? (the action of the verb will paint is directed toward the object room.


Intransitive verbs

Intransitive Verbs

  • A verb that expresses action (or tells something about the subject) without the action passing to the receiver or object.

  • Ex: The children play quietly (intransitive).

  • Ex: The children play checkers(object) (transitive).

  • Ex: Mr. Lopez is baking bread (object). (transitive)

  • Ex: Mr. Lopez is baking this afternoon. (intransitive)


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