Verbs can be classified astransitive or intransitive Depending on the type of object they take, verbs may be transitive, intransitive.
Intransitive VerbsIntransitive verbs do nottake direct objects. An INTRANSITIVE verb is an action verb. It is usuallyExamples: followed by a word orPeters situation phrase which answers theimproved. questions: why? when?They slept peacefully. where? or how?
Practice Transitive and Intransitive Verbs# vi or vt Verb1. run2. live3. throw4. sell5. eat6. result7. evolve8. research9. happen10. feed11. exist12. result
•The mailman delivered the letter next door. 1. a intransitive 2. b transitive
James calls his friends on the weekends1. intransitive2. transitive
• The children played in the morning.• intransitive• transitive
• The Marlins lost their last game.• intransitive• transitive
• My mother usually makes coffee in the morning.• intransitive• transitive
• Andres went to the beach last Sunday.• intransitive• transitive
• They stood in line for hours waiting for the doors to open.• intransitive• transitive
• He showed us his weddingalbum.• intransitive• transitive
• The teacher arrived because it was time for the class to begin.• intransitive• transitive
• Tom forgot his homework at home.• intransitive• transitive
• When will you teach us the new vocabulary?• intransitive• transitive
• I. Tell which of the following verbs are transitive and which are intransitive.Anne loves her mother.• The golden gate opened.• The moon silvers the distant hills.• Mary found her ring.
• James writes poetry.• The snow melts.• The icy chains break.• The innocent lamb died.• The children played.• The children played a game.• Doris was elected president of the class.• Dan is the first baseman.
The Verb Lay A "transitive" verbindicates that somethingis being done to someoneor something. Forexample, take a look atthe following sentence: Transitive Verb (lay): Every morning, I lay the newspaper on the table.
• I (the subject) do something to the newspaper (direct object) every morning. I lay the newspaper on the table. The word lay is the verb (in the present tense), and the noun newspaper is the thing that something is done to (the direct object).
The Verb Lie• An "intransitive" verb, on the other hand, does not indicate that anything is being done to anything or anyone. The person or thing does the action of just lying (NOT laying) there.
• Intransitive Verb (lie):• In the afternoon, my dog, Maxi, lies on the living room couch.• Maxi is not doing anything to anyone or anything. Maxi is simply lying on the couch; the verb lie is
• Complete the following sentences by inserting the correct form of the words “lie” and “lay.”• She will _____ the baby down in the crib.• _____ down and rest.• I can’t find my keys. Did you ____ them on the table like I asked?• He had _____ near the fire all evening.• She had already _____ the book down.