Daily Grammar

Quiz for Lessons 121-125

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. The programs had been printed.

The programs had been printed.
   -- transitive passive (passive voice, programs receives the action, doer ommitted)

2. Jeff opened the door for his mother.

Jeff opened the door for his mother.
  -- transitive active (door is a direct object)

3. The parade began on time.

The parade began on time.
  -- intransitive complete (no receiver of action)

4. The weather has been very warm in November.

The weather has been very warm in November.
  -- intransitive linking (warm is a predicate adjective)

5. Mr. Johanson is an interesting person.

Mr. Johanson is an interesting person.
  -- intransitive linking (person is a predicate nominative)

6. Winter lasts too long for me.

Winter lasts too long for me.
  -- intransitive linking (linking verb, long is a predicate adjective)
           -  or  -
Winter lasts too long for me.
  -- intransitive complete (action verb, no receiver of action)

7. The beach was used by the entire town.

The beach was used by the entire town.
   -- transitive passive (passive voice, beach receives the action, town is the doer)

8. The apples had a sour taste.

The apples had a sour taste.
  -- transitive active (taste is a direct object)

9. Time passes rapidly during our vacation.

Time passes rapidly during our vacation.
  -- intransitive complete (no receiver of action, no predicate nominative or adjective)

10. The jury made the right decision.

The jury made the right decision.
  -- transitive active (decision is a direct object)

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