No Direct Objects Allowed: Using Intransitive Verbs
About the No Direct Objects Allowed: Using Intransitive Verbs Lesson
Using intransitive verbs with explanations showing the differences between transitive and intransitive.
• Introduce the subject of intransitive verbs.
• Short review of transitive verbs, direct and indirect objects.
• Use questions and examples to see if children understand the differences in the verbs.
• Also see how well students follow instructions by using an X to mark verbs that are not transitive.
A transitive verb is an action verb that may take a direct object or an indirect object. 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
Intransitive Verbs are verbs that are not followed by a direct object.
These action verbs can be followed by other words which tell when or how an action takes place.