Yikes! More Verbs: Intransitive Verbs
About the Yikes! More Verbs: Intransitive Verbs Lesson
Lesson will show the differences between transitive and intransitive verbs. This lesson will focus on intransitive verbs.
• Show the differences between transitive and intransitive verbs.
• Give students examples showing why a verb is intransitive.
• Have students answer review questions on the verbs, then mark verbs as either transitive or intransitive.
A transitive verb is an action verb that may take a direct object or an indirect object. It is an action that is performed on something. Some sentences would not make sense unless the verb had a direct object to receive the action or an indirect object that shows who or for what the action is performed.
Martha played the drums.
What did Martha play? The drums ? direct object.