Class 7 Transitive And Intransitive Verbs Worksheet

A verb can be transitive or intransitive. A transitive verb takes an object whereas an intransitive verb does not take an object. Most verbs can be used both transitively and intransitively.

State whether the verb is used transitively or intransitively in the following sentences. Watch this video about transitive and intransitive verbs on Youtube for explanations

1. The wind is moving the curtain.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

2. The wind is blowing fiercely.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

3. Somebody opened the door.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

4. Suddenly the door opened.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

5. He slammed the door shut.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

6. Your book is selling well.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

7. The boy went to the park.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

8. He can’t stand his mother-in-law.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

9. I like climbing mountains.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

10. I am going to buy her some flowers.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

11. I have invited my friends.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

12. I don’t sleep very well.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

13. She sat on the bench.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

14. We have lost.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

15. Our team lost the match.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

16. The car may need a new battery.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

17. We ought to visit them this weekend.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

18. We can no longer wait.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

19. She was upset.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

20. It is raining.

(Transitive/Intransitive; Verb: _________________; Object: ________________)

Answers

1. Transitive; verb – is moving; object – the curtain

2. Intransitive; verb – is blowing; no object

3. Transitive; verb – opened; object – the door

4. Intransitive; verb – opened; no object

5. Transitive; verb – slammed; object – the door

6. Intransitive; verb – is selling; no object

7. Intransitive; verb – went; no object

8. Transitive; verb – stand; object – his mother-in-law

9. Transitive; verb – like; object – climbing mountains

10. Transitive; verb – buy; objects – her, flowers

11. Transitive; verb – invited; object – my friends

12. Intransitive; verb – sleep; no object

13. Intransitive; verb – sat; no object

14. Intransitive; verb – have lost; no object

15. Transitive; verb – lost; object – the match

16. Transitive; verb – may need; object – a battery

17. Transitive; verb – ought to visit; object – them

18. Intransitive; verb – can wait; no object

19. Intransitive; verb – was; no object

20. Intransitive; verb – is; no object

Manjusha Nambiar

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4 Responses

  1. Ananya Chaurasia says:

    Is the sentence I like climbing mountains is transitive or intransitive verb

  2. Ayushman Singh says:

    Mam in the sentence ‘ The children are playing in the park’ . Why the sentence is transitive and the sentence ‘you must tell ther truth ‘ is transitive

    • Manjusha says:

      Children are playing in the park is intransitive. Here the verb ‘are playing’ does not have an object. Try to putting the question whom or what after the verb to check whether the verb is transitive or intransitive. If there is no answer the verb is intransitive. The object is almost always a noun, pronoun or ing form. If you find another word after the verb, it is safe to assume that it is intransitive.

      In the sentence you must tell the truth, there is an object – the truth; hence, it is transitive.

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