Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 116-120

Parts of the Sentence - Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

Instructions: Tell whether the verbs in the following sentences are transitive active, transitive passive, intransitive linking, or intransitive complete.

1. We started our new lessons today.

We started our new lessons today.
  -- transitive active (lessons is a direct object)

2. The game started at noon.

The game started at noon.
  -- intransitive complete (no receiver of action)

3. Mr. Paul is our math teacher.

Mr. Paul is our math teacher.
  -- intransitive linking (teacher is a predicate nominative)

4. The dog slept in the sun.

The dog slept in the sun.
  -- intransitive complete (no receiver of action)

5. The cat chased our dog around the barn.

The cat chased our dog around the barn.
  -- transitive active (dog is a direct object)

6. Ann prepared the fruit for the salad.

Ann prepared the fruit for the salad.
  -- transitive active (fruit is a direct object)

7. The relish tray was done by the two sisters.

The relish tray was done by the two sisters.
   -- transitive passive (passive voice, tray receives the action, sisters are the doers)

8. The meal is now complete.

The meal is now complete.
  -- intransitive linking (complete is a predicate nominative)

9. The man opened the car door for his wife.

The man opened the car door for his wife.
  -- transitive active (door is a direct object)

10. There were many guests at the party.

There were many guests at the party.
  -- intransitive complete (no receiver of action, no predicate nominative or adjective)

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