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    transitive and intransitive verb

    hi teachers!

    Is there any special way on how to determine wether a sentence is transitive or intransitive verb?

    thanks again
    allei

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    Re: transitive and intransitive verb

    You could try asking, What do. . . ?, like this,

    Verb: like <transitive>
    What do I like? => I like food.

    Verb: swim <intransitive>
    What do I swim? => I swim . . . ???

    Some verbs can be both transitive and intransitive. For example,

    Verb: eat <transitive>
    What do I eat? => I eat pizza.

    Verb: eat <intransitive>
    What do I eat? => I eat . . . ?? I just eat. That's all. It's a thing I do. For example, humans eat, sleep, and work. I, too, eat, sleep, and work.

    Hope that helps.

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