TRANSITIVE: A transitive verb has an object. In other words, the action of the verb is transferred from the subject to the object.
Example (i) Ayo shouted at his wife -obj.
(ii) Olu wrote a letter – obj.
(iii) Mr Ojo killed a goat – obj.
INTRANSITIVE VERBS: An intransitive verb does not need object for completion. It does not have an object. In other words, the action of the verb does not go across from the subject to the object. Example:
The baby cries.
The pig grunts.
The lion roars.
The sun shines.
Indicate which of the following transitive or intransitive verb is.
- The water is boiling.
- Justine slept
- Mr olayemi punished the late comers.
- The boy ate the rice.
- The door is open half way.