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transitive and intransitive verbs
English verbs are split into two major categories depending on how they function in a sentence: transitive and intransitive. Transitive verbs take one or more objects in a sentence, while intransitive verbs take no objects in a sentence.
Put simply, a transitive verb describes an action that is happening to something or someone, which is known as the verb’s direct object.
An intransitive verb, on the other hand, describes an action that does not happen to something or someone.
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|Noun||1.||transitive verb - a verb (or verb construction) that requires an object in order to be grammatical|
verb - the word class that serves as the predicate of a sentence