what are transitive and intransitive verb

 

 

 

 

Dear student,

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.

Example:

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.

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