Transitive and Intransitive Verb
Transitive verbs take direct objects. The vast majority of verbs in English are transitive.
Incomplete - The committee named.
Complete - The committee named a new chairperson.
Incomplete - The child broke.
Complete - The child broke the plate.
Intransitive verbs do not take direct objects.
Arrived = intransitive verb.
James went to the campus cafe .
Went = intransitive verb.
Lion eats meat. ( Eat – Transitive Verb ) ( not – Lion eats to meat. )
Some verbs with multiple meanings are transitive or intransitive depending on their usage.
The verb 'run' is a good example. When used in the sense of physical exercise, 'run' is intransitive.
He ran in the street.
BUT - 'Run' used in the sense of managing a company is transitive.
Jennifer runs TMX Inc.
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