Transitive and intransitive verbs worksheet for class 6

State whether the following verbs are used transitively or intransitively in the following sentences. You can learn more about transitive and intransitive verbs here. You may also watch this video for easy explanations of transitive and intransitive verbs. 

1. The boy ran a long distance.

2. The explosion sank the ship.

3. I have learnt my lesson.

4. The boy kicked the football.

5. His father gave him a watch.

6. There is something behind the door.

7. The driver stopped the train.

8. I felt a severe pain in my head.

9. The bus fell into the river.

10. The peon rang the bell.

11. The students performed brilliantly.

12. Speak the truth.

Answers

1. The boy ran a long distance. (ran – intransitive)

2. The explosion sank the ship. (sank – transitive; object – the ship)

3. I have learnt my lesson. (learnt – transitive; object – my lesson)

4. The boy kicked the football. (kicked – transitive; object – football)

5. His father gave him a watch. (gave – transitive; direct object – a watch; indirect object – him)

6. There is something behind the door. (is – intransitive)

7. The driver stopped the train. (stopped – transitive; object – the train)

8. I felt a severe pain in my head. (felt – transitive; object – a severe pain)

9. The bus fell into the river. (fell – intransitive)

10. The peon rang the bell. (rang – transitive; object – the bell)

11. The students performed brilliantly. (performed – intransitive)

12. Speak the truth. (speak – transitive; object – the truth)

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4 Responses

  1. Mrithula says:

    There is something behind the door.
    This sentence is transitive
    behind – transitive
    the door – object

    • dhanuSh says:

      yeah your are right

    • Manjusha says:

      In your sentence ‘There is something behind the door’, the verb is the copular verb ‘is’. It is a form of ‘be’. The other forms of be are am, are, was, were, been and being. Copular verbs (is, am, are, was, were) are neither transitive nor intransitive. That means the verb in your sentence ‘is’ is not transitive. Behind is actually a preposition. The noun following it (the door) is the object of that preposition. So, door is the object of the preposition behind; however, ‘something’ is not the object of the verb ‘is’.

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