is there any specific formula to recognise diff. b/w transitive and intransitive verbs

A transitive verb is a verb that denotes an action which passes over from the doer or subject to an object.


The mother fed the baby;

He filled up the form;

They enjoyed the party, etc.


An intransitive verb denotes an action which does not pass over to an object, or which expresses a state or being.


He ran a long distance;

The balloon burst in the sky;

Please keep quiet, etc.


A matter needs to be noted here that most verbs can be used both as transitive and as intransitive verbs. It is, therefore, better to say that a verb is used transitively or intransitively rather than that it is transitive or intransitive.

Hope this helps you locate the transitive and intransitive verbs in the given sentences. 

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