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Yashvi Bharucha from Amity international school, bharuch , asked a question
Subject: English , asked on 20/4/11

 what do you mean by transitive , intransitive , incomplete verb

Abhinav Verma , From Vivekanand School D Block Anand Vihar , added an answer
Answered on 20/4/11


a transitive verb is a verb that requires both a direct subject and one or more objects. The term is used to contrast intransitive verbs, which do not have objects


An intransitive verb does not take an object. In more technical terms, an intransitive verb has only one argument (its subject), and hence has a valency of one. For example, in English, the verbs sleep and die, are intransitive.


The verbs, which require help of any other word(s) are called 'Incomplete Verbs

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Jeba Maimuna , From Kendriya Vidyalaya Cmeri Durgapur , added an answer
Answered on 24/7/11

Transitive verb

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In syntax , a transitive verb is a verb that requires both a direct subject and one or more objects . The term is used to contrast intransitive verbs , which do not have objects.

The Intransitive Verb

Recognize an intransitive verb when you see one.

An intransitive verb has two characteristics. First, it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity like arrive, go, lie, sneeze, sit, die, etc. Second, unlike a transitive verb, it will not have a direct object receiving the action.

Incomplete Verbs




Incomplete verbs الأَفْعَاْلُ النَّاْقِصَةُ ( or الأَفْعَاْلُ النَّاْسِخَةُ = canceling verbs) are verbs which give incomplete meanings if they were expressed alone.

Srihari Nagarajan , From Pon Vidyashram , added an answer
Answered on 20/9/11

 when a action passes the veb it is transtative.

when action does not passes the verb then it is called intranstative.

incomplete verb give incomplete meaning

Tanmoy Choudhury , From Calcutta Public School , added an answer
Answered on 7/2/13

Transitive Verbs

The word ‘transitive’ means ‘passing over to something else’ or ‘affecting something else’, while the word ‘intransitive’ means ‘not passing over to something else’.

When a verb is used transitively (i.e., in the transitive manner), the verb requires a direct object, (i.e., the noun or pronoun that receives the action, and answers the questions ‘what?’ or ‘whom?’). In this case, the action is passed on from the doer or subject to the receiver of the action or the direct object.

For example:



Intransitive Verbs

When a verb is used intransitively (i.e., in the intransitive manner), the verb is not followed by an object. The action stays with the subject. It is not passed on to any object.

For example:

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