What Are Transitive and Intransitive Verbs?
Based on whether or not the verb needs objects, they can be divided into two groups:
- Transitive verbs
- Intransitive verbs
Transitive verbs only have a complete meaning if they have an object. Intransitive verbs will make sense without one.
Direct and Indirect Objects
A transitive verb takes a direct object; that is, the noun that receives the action. It can also have an indirect object that comes before the direct object. The indirect object tells 'to' or 'for' whom the action is done.
Examples of Common Transitive Verbs
Here is the list of common transitive verbs in English:
Examples of Common Intransitive Verbs
Here is the list of common intransitive verbs in English: