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Action Verbs    The main word in a complete predicate of a  sentence is the verb. An action verb is a wordthat names an ac...
Transitive andIntransitive Verbs
Key terms for transitive/intransitive verbsDirect objects are words that receive the action of the verb.Some verbs have ...
Does it have a direct object?To determine whether a verb has a direct object,  Ask: whom or what after itSome verbs wil...
Check out this example:
Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.
Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.
Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.  The verb is wrote.
Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.  The verb is wrote.  Ask yourself: He wrote (what)
Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.  The verb is wrote.  Ask yourself: He wrote (what)  Answer: The manusc...
Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.  The verb is wrote.  Ask yourself: He wrote (what)  Answer: The manusc...
Another example:
Another example:The dog shook his tail.
Another example:The dog shook his tail.
Another example:The dog shook his tail.  The verb is shook.
Another example:The dog shook his tail.  The verb is shook.  Ask yourself: The dog shook (what)
Another example:The dog shook his tail.  The verb is shook.  Ask yourself: The dog shook (what)  Answer: Tail is the d...
Another example:The dog shook his tail.  The verb is shook.  Ask yourself: The dog shook (what)  Answer: Tail is the d...
Examples of intransitive verbs
Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.
Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.
Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.  The verb is applauded.
Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.  The verb is applauded.  Ask yourself: Applauded (whom or what?)
Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.  The verb is applauded.  Ask yourself: Applauded (whom or what?)  ...
Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.  The verb is applauded.  Ask yourself: Applauded (whom or what?)  ...
The dog shook.
The dog shook.
The dog shook.  The verb is shook.
The dog shook.  The verb is shook.  Ask yourself: Shook (whom or what?)
The dog shook.  The verb is shook.  Ask yourself: Shook (whom or what?)  Answer: There is no word to receive the actio...
The dog shook.  The verb is shook.  Ask yourself: Shook (whom or what?)  Answer: There is no word to receive the actio...
The wild, wild world of verbsVerbs are the most confusing part of speech.However, every sentence must have a verb to com...
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  1. 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. 2. Transitive andIntransitive Verbs
  3. 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. 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. 5. Check out this example:
  6. 6. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.
  7. 7. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript.
  8. 8. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript. The verb is wrote.
  9. 9. Check out this example:He wrote the manuscript. The verb is wrote. Ask yourself: He wrote (what)
  10. 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. 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. 12. Another example:
  13. 13. Another example:The dog shook his tail.
  14. 14. Another example:The dog shook his tail.
  15. 15. Another example:The dog shook his tail. The verb is shook.
  16. 16. Another example:The dog shook his tail. The verb is shook. Ask yourself: The dog shook (what)
  17. 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. 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. 19. Examples of intransitive verbs
  20. 20. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.
  21. 21. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded.
  22. 22. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded. The verb is applauded.
  23. 23. Examples of intransitive verbsMrs. Carper applauded. The verb is applauded. Ask yourself: Applauded (whom or what?)
  24. 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. 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. 26. The dog shook.
  27. 27. The dog shook.
  28. 28. The dog shook. The verb is shook.
  29. 29. The dog shook. The verb is shook. Ask yourself: Shook (whom or what?)
  30. 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. 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. 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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