English Grammar – Verbs – Intransitive Verbs

What are Verbs


Verbs are those words which describe what a person or a thing does or what happens. In other words, verbs describe an action, an event, a situation or a change. We will see some examples to understand it:

travelled to Singapore.
It rained heavily last night.
They have gone to watch the movie.
I have developed a sense of understanding over the years. 
Yesterday I slept at 09:00 PM.
love you.

As you can see in the above sentences, the words marked bold refer to either an action or an event or a situation or a change. 


Intransitive Verbs

Intransitive verbs are action verbs, which means they represent a doable activity without having a direct object in the sentence but the verbs clarify the meaning of the sentence.

Following are some examples:

They arrived late yesterday evening.
I went to the hospital for regular checkup.
Everyone has to die.
I never eat before taking the bath in the morning.
I am lazy, I don’t run.

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