Transitive Verbs & intransitive verbs

A) Transitive verbs.

Transitive Verbs & intransitive verbs are relevant to dynamic verbs because they show action. Indeed. These verbs express double activities. These verbs must have direct objects, without an object the sentence won’t be complete. It means there should be any object like someone or something that receives the action of the verb. (Plug, write, read, …..)


  • He plugged the flower. 
  • I wrote a song.    
  • They read the book.

 In the above sentences if we remove the object of the sentences then it won’t give complete meaning.  For instance:

“He plugged” or, “I wrote” we needed to put direct objects to complete the sentence.

B) Intransitive Verbs

Intransitive verbs are the opposite, unlike transitive verbs which don’t need a direct object. They are also action verbs. No direct object follows an intransitive verb.  (Go, cry, fly, etc…)


  • she cried.
  • He went.
  • It flew away.

Note: They went to the hall.   Mostly students get confused between the object and the ‘complement.’ In the above sentence, “they went to the hall.”  “To the hall is” not a direct object. Instate is a phrase that only completes the sentence or gives more information about the subject.

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