Transitive and intransitive verbs 1

Action verbs can be transitive or intransitive, or both. Transitive verbs take a direct object—a word or word group that answers the questions what? or whom? after the verb. Intransitive verbs do not take an object.

To see if you understand the difference between these two types of verbs, try your hand at this quiz.

1. Cody passed the book to Paul.
2. Moira and Jack sang at the school concert.
3. The Houghmans dance regularly.
4. Kathy lies in the hammock on summer afternoons.
5. The captain married John and Marlene during the cruise.
6. Geoffrey bought the boat yesterday.
7. Jordan's sympathies rest with the defendant.