Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles What's the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs? That's what Iqbal wants to know, and that's what we're doing on this. Learners questions now. Okay, Before we get started, don't forget to hit, subscribe and click on that bell so you can stay up to date with all of the latest learners. Questions. If you have a question for learners, questions you can. Email is on learning dot English at BBC dot co dot UK. And don't forget, at the end of this video there is a full summary slide so intransitive verbs are used in subject plus verb. 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. Thank you very much for your question, Iqbal. I hope the answer was satisfactory. If you have a question for learners, questions you can Email is on learning dot English at BBC dot co dot UK. And don't forget at the end of this video there is a full summary slide. Thank you very much for joining me. And I will see you next time on learners. Questions. Bye, everybody. Hi, everyone. We hope you enjoyed that video on Thank you very much for watching. We have so many more. Just like it. So if you don't want to miss a single one, make sure to subscribe and we will see you regularly hope to see you soon. Bye, guys.