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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Transitive and Intransitive Verbs



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


I drink coffee every day. (This is a transitive verb because it needs an object.)

I run every day. (This is an intransitive verb because it doesn't need 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.

Related Sections

Direct and Indirect Objects
Simple Sentence Structure