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Transitive and Ditransitive Verbs


Transitive verbs


Transitive verbs are verbs which exert an action onto an object.


I ate a meal. He cleaned the table. They waved their wands.

NB: In the above example, verbs are emboldened and objects are italicised.




Ditransitive verbs


Ditransitive (or bitransitive) verbs are similar but make use of two objects…


I told the secret to Thomas. She passed Sonia the ball. He shared the rest with his mother. They gave his lunch money to us.

NB: In the above example, verbs are emboldened, first objects are highlighted in purple, and second objects are highlighted in pink.


Ditransitive verbs usually make use of prepositions, like those italicised in the example above.

Voices: The Active and the Passive

NB: In the examples below, verbs are emboldened, subjects are highlighted in purple, and objects are highlighted in pink. Additionally, prepositions are occasionally italicised. Definition Different v

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Definitions Transitive verbs are those which exert an action upon the object. I caught the ball. They asked her. He loves her. Intransitive verbs, on the other hand, describe actions (or states) that

The Interrobang?!

You may have seen this sneaky symbol appear in texts, and maybe you've even used it yourself, but are you using it correctly?! ?! Why the Interrobang?! The Interrobang is used for one of two reasons:

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