Transitive Verbs

A transitive verb is a type of verb that transfers action to a noun or pronoun.

Examples of Transitive Verbs

Some examples of transitive verbs would be the following:

Mr. Barnes graded the tests last night. (“graded” = transitive verb, “tests” = object receiving action of the verb)

The veteran accepted the award. (“accepted” = transitive verb, “award” = object receiving action of the verb)

A nail punctured the tire of Alicia’s car. (“punctured” = transitive verb, “tire” = object receiving action of the verb

Henry tossed the pizza in the air. (“tossed” = transitive verb, “pizza” = object receiving action of the verb)

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