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    • 1. Action Verbs The main word in a complete predicate of a sentence is the verb. An action verb is a wordthat names an action. Action verbs can express either a physical or mental action. The white cloud floated lazily across the sky. (Physical action) Mary thought about the painting. (Mental Action) 1
    • 2. Transitive andIntransitive Verbs
    • 3. Key terms for transitive/intransitive verbsDirect objects are words that receive the action of the verb.Some verbs have direct objects and others do not.If the verb has a direct object, it is transitive.If it does not, it is intransitive.
    • 4. Does it have a direct object?To determine whether a verb has a direct object, Ask: whom or what after itSome verbs will be both transitive and intransitive. It depends on how the verb is used.
    • 5. Check out this example:
    • 6. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.
    • 7. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.
    • 8. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript. The verb is wrote.
    • 9. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript. The verb is wrote. Ask yourself: He wrote (what)
    • 10. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript. The verb is wrote. Ask yourself: He wrote (what) Answer: The manuscript is the direct object.
    • 11. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript. The verb is wrote. Ask yourself: He wrote (what) Answer: The manuscript is the direct object. Therefore wrote is a transitive verb.
    • 12. Another example:
    • 13. Another example:The dog shook his tail.
    • 14. Another example:The dog shook his tail.
    • 15. Another example:The dog shook his tail. The verb is shook.
    • 16. Another example:The dog shook his tail. The verb is shook. Ask yourself: The dog shook (what)
    • 17. Another example:The dog shook his tail. The verb is shook. Ask yourself: The dog shook (what) Answer: Tail is the direct object.
    • 18. Another example:The dog shook his tail. The verb is shook. Ask yourself: The dog shook (what) Answer: Tail is the direct object. Therefore shook is a transitive verb.
    • 19. Examples of intransitive verbs
    • 20. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.
    • 21. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.
    • 22. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded. The verb is applauded.
    • 23. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded. The verb is applauded. Ask yourself: Applauded (whom or what?)
    • 24. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded. The verb is applauded. Ask yourself: Applauded (whom or what?) Answer: There is no word to receive the action of the verb applauded and no direct object.
    • 25. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded. The verb is applauded. Ask yourself: Applauded (whom or what?) Answer: There is no word to receive the action of the verb applauded and no direct object. Therefore applauded is an intransitive verb.
    • 26. The dog shook.
    • 27. The dog shook.
    • 28. The dog shook. The verb is shook.
    • 29. The dog shook. The verb is shook. Ask yourself: Shook (whom or what?)
    • 30. The dog shook. The verb is shook. Ask yourself: Shook (whom or what?) Answer: There is no word to receive the action of the verb shook and no direct object.
    • 31. The dog shook. The verb is shook. Ask yourself: Shook (whom or what?) Answer: There is no word to receive the action of the verb shook and no direct object. Therefore shook is an intransitive verb.
    • 32. The wild, wild world of verbsVerbs are the most confusing part of speech.However, every sentence must have a verb to complete the meaning of the subject.Do not become overwhelmed by all the types of verbs. Write simply and clearly are my words of advice to you.

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