What are Transitive Verbs?
Transitive verbs are not just any verbs that can take an object; they demand objects. Without an object in effect, the transitive verb that inhabits in a sentence will not seem to have a complete meaning.
"Please bring your tea." In this sentence, the word brings is a transitive verb, while its object is tea, which is being brought. Without any object of an approximate kind, this verb cannot function.
"Please bring." Bring who or what? The question itself begs because the meaning of the word bring demands an object.
Here are some examples of the transitive verbs and their objects.
"The boys carry water to the village."
Susan threw the ball.
Could you phone the doctor?
I caught a fever.
They love rainbows.
Lilly conveyed the message.
Every single verb in the sentences mentioned above has an object that completes the verbs’ actions. If we took out the objects, the results would be extremely illogical, and many questions would be raised in the reader’s mind; for example, Lilly conveyed. Conveyed what? Apples? Bananas?
Identify whether the bolded verb is
transitive or intransitive and write it on the line.
Underline the transitive verb in each sentence. Write its
direct object on the line.
Pose the question, "Subject, verb, what?" for
each sentence to identify the direct object. Write the
answer on the line.
Write a sentence that uses each verb in the transitive form.
Rewrite the sentence without a direct object,
adding, removing, or changing words or phrases as
necessary so that the verb becomes intransitive.
Complete each sentence below with a direct object to
make the verb transitive.
Write a sentence about each picture.
Write a sentence for each verb. Make the verb transitive.
Rewrite each sentence, adding a direct object
so that the verb is transitive.
Complete the second sentence in each set with a direct
object to make the verb transitive.
Identify whether they are transitive or
intransitive in each instance.
Write two sentence for each verb given. In the first
sentence the verb should be transitive. In the second sentence
the verb should be intransitive.
Write the direct object of each transitive
verb you find on the line.
Write a sentence for each verb. The verb should be either transitive or
intransitive as indicated in parentheses.