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  • What's the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs?

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  • Sentence is basically if you only mention the person or thing doing the action on dhe the action itself, then you would use an intransitive verb.

  • For example.

  • I waited and waited, but nobody came or the wind died down.

  • The sun came out and the birds started singing.

  • Now let's talk about transitive verbs, which are used in sentences with subject verb object that is, the person doing the action, the action itself.

  • On the target of the action, for example, the dog chased the cat down the road, or I fired an arrow at the target.

  • Some transitive verbs have two objects, an indirect one and a direct one.

  • For example, I gave her the gift on her birthday, and it's also possible to change the order so that you have direct and then Proposition two and then in direct.

  • So I gave the gift to her on her birthday.

  • Finally, many lives in English can be either transitive or intransitive, depending on the circumstances.

  • For example, when I arrived she was reading, she was reading a book about pirates.

  • You also have to be careful because sometimes when you use a verb in the transitive or intransitive, even though it's the same verb, it's meaning changes.

  • For example, he ran for the bus, or he runs a restaurant in the city.

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What's the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs?

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Transitive and intransitive verbs - Learners' Questions

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/03/23
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