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LA9 Grammar Identifying Transitive and Intransitive verbs

Only action verbs are transitive or intransitive. A transitive verb has an object. An intransitive verb does not have an object but is often followed by an adverb or prepositional phrase.
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Oscar kicked the football.
Transitive verb
Joshua wants a smile from Leona.
Transitive verb
Cornelius painted the canvas in Jackson Pollock fashion.
Transitive verb
Elise wrote a love poem on a restaurant napkin.
Transitive verb
Antonio eats lima beans.
Transitive verb
The poodle cleans the dirty supper dishes with his tongue
Transitive verb
Maria sweeps the floor
Transitive verb
Every morning, my dad goes to work.
Intransitive verb
The dog barked meekly.
Intransitive verb
Dad snores loudly.
Intransitive verb
He laughed after the joke.
Intransitive verb
Everyone on our block voted.
Intransitive verb
Mr. Chen walks to school.
Intransitive verb
Mom snores in the night.
Intransitive verb
Everyone poops.
Intransitive verb
Rebecca hid under the dining table.
Intransitive verb
During the night, birds sleep.
Intransitive verb
Sylvia kicked the terrier.
Transitive verb
Jonah wants a card from Leona.
Transitive verb
Cornelius painted the wall in ultra modern fashion.
Transitive verb
Emma wrote a reminder on a restaurant napkin.
Transitive verb
Anthony eats fried potatoes.
Transitive verb
The husky cleans the dirty pancake dishes with her tongue
Transitive verb
Marni sweeps the porch
Transitive verb
Every morning, my dad goes to work.
Intransitive verb
The dog barked loudly.
Intransitive verb
Dad snores occasionally.
Intransitive verb
He cried after the test.
Intransitive verb
Nobody on our block voted.
Intransitive verb
Mr. Chen walks to work.
Intransitive verb
Mom naps in the afternoon.
Intransitive verb
Few noticed.
Intransitive verb
Cammy and Rebecca hid under the living room table.
Intransitive verb
During the day, snakes slither.
Intransitive verb