posted by Marysel on .
My question is on transitive/intransitive verbs. Here is an example sentence:
The entire pack of dogs barked at the moon.
I know the verb is 'barked'. Would it be transitive and the receiver be 'moon'?
Also, does anyone have any tips on how to distinguish transitive and intransitive?
Transitive verbs need an object to complete their meanings. The object must answer "who" or "what" after the verb. Examples:
Josie picked flowers from her garden. (Flowers tell WHAT she picked.)
We had to write an essay for history class.
Peggy saw a doctor about her skin rash.
Intransitive verbs don't have objects. Examples:
The girls shopped at the mall. (Mall doesn't answer the question WHAT after the verb. At the mall is a prepositional phrase; objects cannot be in prepositional phrases.)
Caesar came, saw, and conquered.
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Do you still think that "barked" is a transitive verb? Note that moon is in a prepositional phrase and can't be the object.
Oh, okay. I realize that it is intransitive now.
find the prepostional phrase
1. The word robot comes from a play by karel capek.
what is the prepositional phrase of this sentence the word robot comes from a play by Karel Capek