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Transitive and intransitive verbs worksheet
This exercise tests your understanding of transitive and intransitive verbs. Identify the verbs in the following sentences and state whether they are transitive or intransitiveNotes
Verbs that are followed by objects are called transitive verbs. Verbs that are not normally followed by objects are called intransitive verbs.Transitive or intransitive verb worksheet 2
Transitive verbs worksheet
1. Some ants fight fiercely.
2. The explosion sank the ship.
3. He spoke the truth.
4. He spoke loudly.
5. Boil the water.
6. The motorman stopped the train.
7. The horse kicked the boy.
8. The sun rises in the morning.
9. The watchman blew his whistle.
10. The poor widow killed herself.
11. He took shelter under a tree.
12. The birds sang sweetly.
13. The fire burns brightly.
14. Birds fly in the sky.
15. Time heals all wounds.
16. Lets invite Bob and Mary.
17. You surprised me.
18. Do sit down.
19. I usually sleep well.
20. Lets eat something.
21. She opened the windows.
22. I cant start the car.
23. Motherhood has really changed her.
24. The thief escaped.
25. My father built a house.
1. Intransitive verb fight; no object
2. Transitive verb sank; object the ship
3. Transitive verb spoke; object the truth
4. Intransitive verb spoke; no object
5. Transitive verb boil; object the water
6. Transitive verb stopped; object the train
7. Transitive verb kicked; object the boy
8. Intransitive verb rises; no object
9. Transitive verb blew; object his whistle
10. Transitive verb killed; object herself
11. Transitive verb took; object shelter
12. Intransitive verb sang; no object
13. Intransitive verb burns; no object
14. Intransitive verb fly; no object
15. Transitive verb heals; object all wounds
16. Transitive verb invite; Object Bob and Mary
17. Transitive verb surprised; Object me
18. Intransitive verb sit; No object
19. Intransitive verb sleep; No object
20. Transitive verb eat; Object something
21. Transitive verb opened; Object the windows
22. Transitive verb start; Object the car
23. Transitive verb changed; Object her
24. Intransitive verb escaped; No object
25. Transitive verb built; Object a house
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