MacMillan English Ferry Reader 7 Unit 1 Grammar Solutions

MacMillan English Ferry Reader 7
Unit 1 Grammar

A. Read these sentences and underline the transitive verbs. Not all sentences have transitive verbs.

1. The driver stopped the car.

2. The car stopped abruptly.

3. The rider fell off the horse.

4. The woodcutter felled a tree.

5. The boy is flying a kite.

6. My father made some delicious soup for us.

Answers

1. The driver stopped the car. (object – car)

2. The car stopped abruptly.

3. The rider fell off the horse.

4. The woodcutter felled a tree. (object – tree)

5. The boy is flying a kite. (object – a kite)

6. My father made some delicious soup for us. (object – delicious soup)

B. Read the short news article. Circle the objects of the highlighted verbs. Decide if the verbs are transitive or intransitive.

The police are looking for two men who robbed a bank in New Delhi today. They walked casually into the bank and held the staff at gunpoint. The security guard stood helplessly, while the two thieves emptied the vault of cash. The police say the men were armed and dangerous. If you see the two men, you should call the police immediately.

Answers

Looking for – transitive (object – two men)

Robbed – transitive (object – bank)

Walked – intransitive

Held – transitive (object – the staff)

Stood – intransitive

Emptied – transitive (object – the vault of cash)

Say – intransitive

See – transitive (object – two men)

Call – transitive (object – the police)

C. Complete the story with words from the boxes. Then, look at the verbs and mark T for transitive and IT for intransitive.

(quietly, a fight, two men, information, a farmhouse, the men, quickly, a bank)

The police moved …………………………….. this evening to arrest …………………………… who, earlier in the day, robbed ………………………………… in central Delhi. The thieves went …………………………….. without putting up …………………………. The police were acting on the …………………………. from an anonymous phone call. The caller said that they saw ……………………………. enter …………………………… in the outskirts of the city.

Answers

The police moved quickly this evening to arrest the men who, earlier in the day, robbed a bank in central Delhi. The thieves went quietly without putting up a fight. The police were acting on the information from an anonymous phone call. The caller said that they saw two men enter a farmhouse in the outskirts of the city.

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