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I am supposed to tell whether it is Transitive or Intransitive.


(1.The children play checkers.

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    The verb is play. Do you think its transitive or intransitive? Why?

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    I don't know?
    I NEED LIKE HELP.
    PLEASE,
    THIS IS REALLY HARD?

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    A transitive verb carries action from the subject to the object. Transitive verbs always have an object -- a word that answers "What?" or "Whom?" after the verb. Examples of sentences with transitive verbs. The verbs are in bold face. The objects are underlined.

    Joe hit the ball out of the park.

    Mrs. Smythe told a story.

    Our family has never seen Grand Canyon National Park

    Intransitive verbs do not have objects. Examples:

    The dog ran away.

    Teachers work hard.

    His brother enlisted in the Navy.
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    Now -- what do you think?

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    Hint... think of the "trans" in transitive. That means to move something across. trans-port, transfer, transact, transfigure, etc.
    So the action moves from the subject to something else.

    Subject -action-> noun.

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