The verb in a sentence is called an intransitive verb, when it acts with an adverb, preposition, adjectives, or other parts of speech present in a sentence. Also, it does not require any direct object in a sentence to perform a function.
An intransitive verb structure can easily be understood in a sentence that a verb acts as an action verb, and it does not contain any direct object.
A prepositional phrase or an adverb can also be added after an intransitive verb to provide more information in a sentence.
An intransitive verb is either followed by a word or phrase, which answers the question of such word How?
- Play, run, sleep, sneeze, continue, smile, arrive, happen, occur, walk, act, crawl, dance, fly, left, explode, peep, etc., are called intransitive verbs.
Note: A subject and an intransitive verb together can make a sentence.
Examples of transitive verbs:
- He sneezes.
- She smiled.
- He plays.
- Suddenly he laughed so loudly.
- It’s snowing.
- Something has happened very bad.
- He is sleeping very decently.
- They perform well.
- Jimmy cried loudly.
- He emerged to Maria.
- The mountain’s heat has increased.
- The building collapsed.
- The audience applauded.
- She sneezes loudly.
- He is waiting for so long.
- The vehicle disappeared.
- The kite flies high.
- The conversation finished.
- Rehana went away.
- They jumped very high.
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