Intransitive Verb

Grammar Index : 2


An intransitive verb is the verb that does not take an object.


Examples:


  • He laughed loudly.

    In this sentence, the verb “laughed" does not need an object to complete the sentence.

    So the verb “laugh" is an intransitive verb.


  • I daily wake up at 5am.

    Here the verb “wake" does not need an object for completing itself.

    So the verb “wake" is an intransitive verb.


  • The ball fell down.

    The verb “fell" (fall) is an intransitive verb.


  • They are sitting on their cars.

    The verb “sitting" (sit) is an intransitive verb.


  • The river is winding through the forest.

    Here the verb “winding" (wind) is an intransitive verb.


    Few verbs go, fall, die, sleep etc are exclusively intransitive.


    Few more “Intransitive verbs" are: swim, stand, sit, sink, smite, shine, run, rise, lie, leave, kneel, grow etc…


    Notes :


    Many Transitive verbs can be used as Intransitive verbs as well.


    Examples:


    a. They fought their enemies. (Transitive verb).

    They fought fiercely. (Intransitive verb).

    b. He spoke the truth. (Transitive verb).

    He spoke to me. (Intransitive verb).

    c. The peon rings the bell. (Transitive verb).

    The bell rings continuously. (Intransitive verb).

    d. He walks. (Transitive verb).

    The hostler walks the horse. (Intransitive verb).

    e. Birds fly in the air. (Transitive verb).

    The observatory flies balloon to study weather. (Intransitive verb).

    f. The bulb broke. (Transitive verb).

    The students broke the glass. (Intransitive verb).



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