A transitive verb requires an object, normally a direct object.
I saw John yesterday. (John= direct object)
I need a pen.
She broke a glass.
It can require two objects: indirect and direct objects. e.g.: verbs of giving and communication.
Give me the book. (me= indirect object; the book= direct object)
He sold the car to his neighbour.
I advised him to study hard.
Tell me the truth.
An intransitive verb does not require an object.
He is sleeping.
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