Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

¡Hola! de nuevo hoy os dejamos una pequeña ficha que nos explica brevemente el uso de los verbos transitivos e intransitivos, espero que os sea de utilidad.

 

transitive and intransitive verbs

 

Transitive verbs must have a direct object: 

  • I enjoyed the party (NOT: I enjoyed).

(The subject is ‘I’, the verb is ‘enjoyed’ and the direct object is ‘the party’.) 

  • William likes chocolate (NOT: William likes).

(The subject is ‘William’, the verb is ‘likes’ and the direct object is ‘chocolate’.)

Intransitive verbs can’t have a direct object. Intransitive verbs also can’t make a passive. 

  • They arrived.

(The subject is ‘they’ and the verb is ‘arrived’. There’s no object.) 

  • The children are sleeping.

(The subject is ‘the children’ and the verb is ‘are sleeping’. There’s no object.)

Many verbs have a transitive and an intransitive form: 

  • John ate the pizza (transitive). 
  • John ate (intransitive).

Also, some verbs that have more than one meaning can be transitive or intransitive depending on which meaning is being used. 

  • I see the mountains (see = see with your eyes, transitive). 
  • I see (see = understand, intransitive).

 

Hasta aquí el post de hoy seguro que ahora puedes entender algo mejor los verbos transitivos e intransitivos, pero si tienes más necesidades, ya sabes que estaremos encantados de enseñarte en cualquiera de nuestras academias. See you soon!

 

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