posted by emily .
Read the following sentence. Decide if the verb is used as transitive or intransitive.
The sun rose over the mountain.
If there is a direct object, it's transitive.
If there isn't a direct object, it's not.
Let us know what you think.
You can also determine transitive or intransitive by looking up the word in a good dictionary.
Since "rose" is the past tense of "rise," I looked up "rise" at http://www.dictionary.com -- http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rise
If it indicates "t." or "used with object," then it's transitive.
If it indicates "it." or "i." or "used without object," then it's intransitive.
The sun rose over the mountain. It's intransitive. 110% sure. you can trust me.
it is transitive