what is a transitive verb
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.
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.
- Some verbs can be transitive in one sentence and intransitive in another: turned is transitive in “Brenda turned the wheel sharply” but intransitive in “Fred turned when I called.”