English Grammar – Verbs – Transitive 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. 

Transitive Verbs

Transitive Verbs are actions verbs, which means they represent a doable activity and they always have a direct object.

Following are some examples:

I wrote a complaint to the manager. (Transitive Verb – Write, Direct Object – Complaint)
I want money to pay the bills. (Transitive Verb – Want, Direct Object – Money)
He eats chicken and mutton. (Transitive Verb – Eat, Direct Object – Chicken & Mutton)
He hit the ball out of the ground. (Transitive Verb – Hit, Direct Object – Ball)
I have painted the wall myself. (Transitive Verb – Paint, Direct Object – The Wall)

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