A transitive verb is a verb that has an object. An intransitive verb is a verb that does not have an object.


Transitive verbs:

  • need an object after them.
  • can take direct or indirect objects.

Intransitive verbs:

  • do not need an object.
  • can be followed by a complement, usually an adjective or adverb.


Here is a short list of some common verbs that can be transitive or intransitive:




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