Verbs can be classified as transitive or intransitive.
A transitive verb always has a direct object - a noun or pronoun that receives the action of the verb. The object shows who or what completes the action expressed in the verb.
James hit the ball
Roger eats a big breakfast every morning
An intransitive verb doesn't have an object. It doesn't need an object to complete the action expressed in the verb.
The little girl sat quietly in the char Margaret walked slowly down the street
Sat and walked are intransitive verbs. They don't have a direct object to complete ore receive the action.
Some verbs can be either transitive and intransitive, depending on how they are used in the sentence.
We read the news with great care.
In this example read is transitive and gas the direct object news.
We read until late at night.
In this example read is intransitive. There is no object to receive or complete the action.
|We read the news with great care.||1|
|Roger eats a big breakfast every morning.||1|