Transitive or intransitive verb worksheet

Transitive verbs take an object. Intransitive verbs do not take an object.

Read the following sentences and state whether they are used transitively or intransitively.

1. She has written a novel.

2. Mitra teaches English as a municipal school.

3. I took a book from the library.

4. The sage smiled knowingly.

5. The boy sat on the bench.

6. She always carries an umbrella.

7. I answered only six questions.

8. I don’t know the answer.

9. I have finished my homework.

10. Have you eaten your lunch?

11. I am cooking dinner.

12. Don’t shout at me.

13. Bring a glass of water.

14. The bell rang loudly.

15. The ship sank slowly.

16. The dog barked menacingly.

17. He went to the market.

18. We have bought a home in Mumbai.

19. She looked upset.

20. I am anxious to leave.

Answers

1. She has written a novel. (Transitive verb – has written; object – a novel)

2. Mitra teaches English as a municipal school. (Transitive verb – teaches; object – English)

3. I took a book from the library. (Transitive verb – took; object – a book)

4. The sage smiled knowingly. (Intransitive verb – smiled; No object)

5. The boy sat on the bench. (Intransitive verb – sat; No object)

6. She always carries an umbrella. (Transitive verb – carries; object – an umbrella)

7. I answered only six questions. (Transitive verb – answered; object – six questions)

8. I don’t know the answer. (Transitive verb – don’t know; object – answer)

9. I have finished my homework. (Transitive verb – have finished; object – homework)

10. Have you eaten your lunch? (Transitive verb – have eaten; object – lunch)

11. I am cooking dinner. (Transitive verb – am cooking; object – dinner)

12. Don’t shout at me. (Intransitive verb – shout; No object)

13. Bring a glass of water. (Transitive verb – bring; object – a glass of water)

14. The bell rang loudly. (Intransitive verb – rang; No object)

15. The ship sank slowly. (Intransitive verb – sank; No object)

16. The dog barked menacingly. (Intransitive verb – barked; No object)

17. He went to the market. (Intransitive verb – went; No object)

18. We have bought a home in Mumbai. (Transitive verb – have bought; object – a home)

19. She looked upset. (Intransitive verb – looked; No object)

20. I am anxious to leave. (Intransitive verb – am; No object)

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