Before teaching your kids about transitive and intransitive verbs, it is essential that they are taught about verbs. The term verb comes from the Latin word verbum, which means word. A verb is a word that’s used to tell about the person or thing’s action. For example, “The boys play near the school”. Here, play is the verb as it denotes an action/work being done. Verbs can be broadly divided into two categories, i.e. the principal (main verb) and the helping (auxiliary verb). Further, the principal (main verb) are divided into two classes, the transitive and the intransitive verbs. BYJU’S provides you with the transitive and intransitive verbs worksheets that can be easily downloaded and practised.
Download Transitive and Intransitive Verbs Worksheet 1
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What are transitive verbs? And how would you explain them to children? The term transitive means passing. So in simpler terms, transitive verbs are those verbs that transfer/shift the action from the subject or the doer to an object. For example, “The boy kicks the football.” Here, the verb “kicks” gets passed from the subject/doer “boy” to the object “football”. So in this sentence, kicks are the transitive verb. To understand the concept better, children can practise transitive verb worksheets, which are available at BYJU’S website.
In contrast to transitive verbs, intransitive verbs are those kinds of verbs that don’t transfer/shift the action from the subject or the doer to an object. For example, “It is raining”. Here, the intransitive verb is raining as it doesn’t get transferred from the doer/subject to the object. This concept might appear to be confusing for students, so there are plenty of intransitive verb worksheets that children can download and practise from BYJU’S website.
Verbs that are both Transitive and Intransitive
There are many verbs which can be used both as transitive and intransitive. Students can quickly identify intransitive verbs if it doesn’t require an object to make sense. Let’s see some words that will help to identify them in the transitive and intransitive verbs worksheet. For instance, the word move can be used as a transitive as well as an intransitive verb. For example, “Do not move”; here, the move is an intransitive verb. Whereas “Please move the table”; here, the move is a transitive verb. There are many other verbs that can be used, both transitive and intransitive.
Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs)
What are transitive verbs?
Transitive verbs are those verbs that transfer/shift the action from the subject or the doer to an object. For example, “Ram left the keys on the table”.
What are intransitive verbs?
Intransitive verbs are those kinds of verbs that don’t transfer/shift the action from the subject or the doer to an object. For example, “I agree”.
Where to find transitive and intransitive verbs?
BYJU’S is one stop for all parents and teachers where they can get transitive and intransitive verbs worksheets.
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