Transitive Verbs & Direct Object

Transitive Verbs & Direct Object in English

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Transitive Verbs & Direct Object

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  1. Transitive Verbs & Direct Object

    Slide 1 - Transitive Verbs & Direct Object

  2. Transitive Verbs

    Slide 2 - Transitive Verbs

    • A Transitive Verb is done to someone or something.
    • Subject→ verb→ object.
    • The subject does the action, the object receives the action.
    • She played the piano
    • I ate enchiladas
    • He reads a book
  3. A Transitive verb is an action verb.

    Slide 3 - A Transitive verb is an action verb.

    • If you can act a verb, it is a transitive verb.
    • Play
    • Read
    • Dance
    • Think
    • But if you can’t do the action to something, it’s not transitive
    • Laugh
    • (Laugh what? Nothing, you can’t laugh something)
    • Snore
    • (Snore what? Nothing, you can’t snore something)
  4. Direct Object

    Slide 4 - Direct Object

    • Remember, to find a direct object of a transitive verb, first find the verb and then ask “What?" or “Whom?"
    • If the answer it’s a noun (person, thing, animal), that person or thing it’s the Direct Object.
    • She played the piano
    • She played what?
    • -The piano.
    • Subject
    • Verb (action)
    • Object
  5. The boy kicks the ball.

    Slide 5 - The boy kicks the ball.

    • Subject
    • Verb (action)
    • Object
    • The boy kicked what?
    • -The ball.
  6. I like baking cookies.

    Slide 6 - I like baking cookies.

  7. I had milk and coffee for breakfast this morning.

    Slide 7 - I had milk and coffee for breakfast this morning.

  8. He laughed a lot.

    Slide 8 - He laughed a lot.