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I am trying to figure out transitive or intransitive....

It is related to wheat, oats and barley.

related = intransitive?

The stems measure a foot in diameter.

measures - transitive?

Engineers strengthen concrete with it. Intransitive?

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    The first two are correct.

    Since concrete answers "what" after "strengthen," it is a direct object, making the verb transitive.

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    The Size might suprise you.

    suprise = transitive

    Some reach a height of 120 feet.

    reach = transitive

    The Japanese also make flutes from these stems.

    make - transitive

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    Right!

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    Asian farmers live in bamboo houses?

    live = transitive?

    Their sandals are made from bamboo strips.

    made = transitive?

    Peoples sometimes sleep on bamboo mats.

    sleep = transitive?

    In some countries, bamboo cages hold animals.

    hold = transitive?

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    Most of these are wrong.

    The transitive verbs are those that are followed by nouns or pronouns that answer "What?" or "Whom?" Those are direct objects.

    Hint: Direct objects are never in prepositional phrases.

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    Asian farmers live in bamboo houses?

    live = intransitive?

    Their sandals are made from bamboo strips.

    made = intransitive?

    Peoples sometimes sleep on bamboo mats.

    sleep = intransitive?

    In some countries, bamboo cages hold animals.

    hold = transitive?

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    They're all correct now. :-)

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    last two, I think I am getting it...

    Zoo keepers harvest bamboo for Pandas

    harvest = transitive?

    In China people eat the tender shoots as a vegetable.

    eat = intransitive?

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    One of those is correct.

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    Zoo keepers harvest bamboo for Pandas

    harvest = transitive?

    In China people eat the tender shoots as a vegetable.

    eat = transitive?

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    Right. Shoots is the direct object of eat.

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    Thank you so much. I think I get it!

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    You're very welcome! :-)

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    I don't understand the concept of direct objects just yet. Okay, take the sentence, "Some reach a height of 120 feet." The comments above say it is transitional, but why? What is the direct verb?

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