What are examples of transitive verbs?

1 Answer
Mar 21, 2018

See explanation.


A verb is transitive if it needs a direct object.

Examples of transitive verbs:

  • write "John has just written a letter."

  • hear "Can you hear that noise?"

  • play "Ann is now playing the guitar "

and so on.

Verbs are intransitive if they do not take direct objects:

Examples of intransitive verbs:

  • stand "Joe is standing next to the window."

  • live "Where do you live?"

and so on.