A transitive verb is an action verb that takes a direct object. A transitive verb will always have a direct object after it.
But, what about intransitive verbs? Learn more in this video. 🙂
What is an intransitive verb?
Unlike transitive verbs, intransitive verbs cannot take a direct object.
Examples of intransitive verbs
Here’s an example sentence with an intransitive verb:
She arrived early.
In this sentence, the verb is “arrived” and the subject is “she.” “Early” is not a direct object, because it is not a noun. “Early” is modifying the verb “arrived,” so it’s an adverb. This means that there’s no direct object in this sentence.
Watch the video above for more information on intransitive verbs!