What is a Transitive Verb? - Definition & Examples


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A transitive verb is best defined as _____.

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1. What is the purpose of linking verbs?

2. Which of the following sentences contains a transitive verb?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Achieve a better understanding of transitive verbs and their purpose in language. With our helpful, interactive quiz, you will be tested on your ability to identify a transitive verb in a sentence, as well as your knowledge of prepositional phrases and adverbs.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This worksheet and quiz will help you better understand the following:

  • Action and linking verbs
  • The definition of a transitive verb
  • How to use transitive verbs with singular and multiple objects
  • When an action verb is intransitive

Skills Practiced

Use these skills when working with the worksheet and quiz:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about action verbs in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the objects of sentences and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as transitive and intransitive verbs

Additional Learning

The corresponding lesson on transitive verbs called What is a Transitive Verb? - Definition & Examples will prepare you to:

  • Identify the verb in a sentence and determine whether it's an action or linking verb
  • Define a transitive verb and locate one in a sentence
  • Describe the two cases in which an intransitive verb might be confused for a transitive verb
  • List some common prepositional phrases