under the verbs in the sentences given below.also state whether the verb in each of these is transitive or intransitive.name the object if the verb is intransitive.

1.we should avoid speaking loudly.

2.do you know anyone who can guide us on this subject.

3.the birds are chirping in the woods.

4.we should not overlook the voice of wisdom.

5.we must attend our friend's birthday party.

6.the driver suddenly stopped the cab.

7.he ran very fast but failed towin the first prize inthe 100 metre race.

8.he has gone back home.

9.ram lived a very disciplined life.

10.all his friends deserted him when he needed their company the most.

complete the sentences with the linking verbs to be ,to seem, to become.

1.he shy to talk to people,does't he.

2.she clever at putting together jigsaw puzzles.

3.this old bag too shabby to use now.

4.he a model student overnight.

5.we startled when we heard the clap of thunder.

6.i strong enough to lift this heavy trunk.

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

Example: 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, such as:

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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