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    "Transitive vs Intransitive verbs"

    Hi Teachers,

    Could you please tell me what is the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs? Where can I get a list of such verbs?

    Please help.


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    Re: "Transitive vs Intransitive verbs"

    Quote Originally Posted by hsb View Post
    Hi Teachers,

    Could you please tell me what is the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs? Where can I get a list of such verbs?

    Please help.
    A transitive verb needs an object to complete the meaning:
    to take a bag, to send a letter.
    An intransitive verb - does not: to rise, to sit.

    Sometimes it makes more sense to speak about transitive and intransitive meanings rather than transitive and intransitive verbs, because one and the same verb can be used both transitively and intransitively.
    e.g. The girl is smelling a flower. (transitive)
    The flower smells good (intransitive)


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    Re: "Transitive vs Intransitive verbs"

    Hello Clark,

    Thank you very much for your reply.Could you please tell me where can I get a list of such verbs?


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    Re: "Transitive vs Intransitive verbs"

    Quote Originally Posted by hsb View Post
    Hello Clark,

    Thank you very much for your reply.Could you please tell me where can I get a list of such verbs?
    Transitive verbs:
    Transitive Verbs

    For information about lists of intransitive verbs:
    Intransitive verbs list


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    Re: "Transitive vs Intransitive verbs"

    Hello Anglika,

    Thank you very much,it is of great help to me.

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