ELLLO Beginner English Lesson 2-08

Transtive Verbs

Watch these videos to learn how to transitive verbs.

Transitive Verbs

Point 1: Transitive verbs are verbs that have an object -- a noun or pronoun -- after the verb.
  1. I bought some clothes online.
  2. I made pancakes for breakfast.
  3. He sold his car for 10 dollars.
  4. She speaks Italian fluently.
Point 2: Intransitive verbs are verbs that do not need an object.
  1. I work at a store downtown.
  2. I live in the city.
  3. I exercise every morning.
  4. I usually sleep three hours a night.
Point 3: Once the object is mentioned, the speaker usually uses a pronoun and not the noun.
  1. What did you buy at the mall?
  2. I bought a new sweater?
  3. Where did you buy it?
  4. I got it at the new shop by the cafe.
Point 4: We often use a general word after What when asking about the object of a sentence.
  1. What sports did you play as a kid?
  2. I played baseball.
  3. What movie did you watch last night?
  4. I watched the new Star Wars.
  5. What dishes can you cook?
  6. I can cook soup and stews.

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