Transitive Verbs

A transitive verb is a verb that takes one or more objects. A transitive verb has two characteristics.

First, it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity like read, drink, want, paint, write, eat, clean, sing, etc.

Second, it must have a direct object, something or someone who receives the action of the verb.

1. Here are some examples of transitive verbs:
    Usha reads interesting stories.
    Reads = transitive verb; Stories = direct object.

2. Reshmi likes hot noodles.
    likes = transitive verb; Hot noobles = direct object.

3. Alima wrote poems sitting in a garden.
   Wrote = transitive verb; poems = direct object.

Note: When no direct object follows an action verb, the verb is intransitive.

Summary

A transitive verb is a verb that takes one or more objects. A transitive verb has two characteristics.

First, it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity like read, drink, want, paint, write, eat, clean, sing, etc.

Second, it must have a direct object, something or someone who receives the action of the verb.

1. Here are some examples of transitive verbs:
    Usha reads interesting stories.
    Reads = transitive verb; Stories = direct object.

2. Reshmi likes hot noodles.
    likes = transitive verb; Hot noobles = direct object.

3. Alima wrote poems sitting in a garden.
   Wrote = transitive verb; poems = direct object.

Note: When no direct object follows an action verb, the verb is intransitive.

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