A transitive verb is an action verb that has a direct object. A direct object receives the action of a transitive verb.
In the following sentences, the transitive verb is green and the direct object is red.
Samuel kicked the ball.
For her birthday, Lewis wants a telescope.
While Vang raked the yard, his sister pulled weeds.
Tori loves watching basketball, but her sister hates it.
An action verb that does not have a direct object is an intransitive verb. Some action verbs are never transitive and are always intransitive. For example, the action verbs lie, go, arrive, and sit cannot have a direct object.
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