THE VERB : Transitive and Intransitive
A Verb are the action words in a sentence that describes what subject is doing .
A Verb may tell us :
- What a person or thing does ; as,
The clock strikes.
- What is done to a person or thing ; as,
Hari is shocked.
The window is broken.
- What a person or thing is ; as,
The cat is dead.
Glass is brittle.
- The girls were singing.
- I have learnt my lessons.
- He is running.
KINDS : TRANSITIVE & INTRANSITIVE VERBS
* Transitive Verbs :
A Transitive Verb is one that makes a complete sense if it exerts its action on an object.
- The girls carry water to their village.
- She loves rainbow.
* Intransitive Verbs :
An Intransitive Verb is one that doesn't make a complete sense.
Transitive Verb are not just verbs that can take an object ; they demand objects. Without an object to affect , the sentence that a transitive inhabits will not seem complete.
- Please bring coffee.
In this sentence , the verb 'bring' is transitive ; its object is coffee, the thing that is being brought .
Without an object , a verb cannot function.
- Sia threw the ball.
- Liya conveyed the message.
How To Identify an Intransitive Verb ?
An Intransitive Verb is the opposite of the Transitive Verb , It doesn't require an object to act upon.
- They jumped.
- The dog ran.
- She sang.
- A light was shining.
None of these sentences require an object for the sentence to make a complete sense.
If you are read about verb and its kinds , then do this Quiz 4 and boost your skills in Verb.