How do you identify transitive and intransitive verbs?
Transitive verbs are those which can have direct objects (persons or things with which the action is connected).
John is writing a letter. - here the verb is "to write"; while the word "letter" is an object because you can ask a question: What is John writing
We invited Mary to our wedding. - here verb "to invite" is transitive because it has an object "Mary"
Intransitive verbs are those which do not have objects.
I came into the room. - verb "to come" is intransitive because this action does not have any object, there is only a subject "I"
Mike flew to Spain for holiday. - verb "to fly" is intransitive because there is no object.