Tagged: transitive verbs

Verbs

Verbs are words that name an action or describe a state of being. Verbs are important, because there’s no way to have a sentence without them. Every sentence must have two parts: a subject and a predicate....

Transitive And Intransitive Verbs

Look at the following sentences. John likes tennis. I know John well. They gave me a book. The old man sat in a corner. Now answer the following questions. John likes … what? TennisI...

Ergative Verb

A verb which can be either transitive or intransitive is called an ergative verb. English has many ergative verbs. Examples are: sink, ring, boil, speak, explode, collapse, dissolve etc. • The explosion sank the...