Transitive & Intransitive Verbs Trivia With Answers

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1.

The crowd moves across the field in an attempt to see the rock star get into her helicopter. Is the verb transitive or intransitive? Hint - Read what the question is asking.

Answer: Intransitive
Explanation:
The given sentence describes the movement of the crowd across the field to witness the rock star getting into her helicopter. The verb "moves" does not require an object to complete its meaning, indicating that it is being used intransitively. Therefore, the correct answer is "Intransitive."
2.

"Great men are not always wise." What is the intransitive adjective in the sentence?

Answer: Wise
Explanation:
In the sentence "Great men are not always wise," the word "wise" is used as an adjective, describing a characteristic of the "great men." It is an intransitive adjective in this context. Adjectives are typically intransitive because they don't require a direct object to complete their meaning; they modify nouns or pronouns.
3.

Liz stayed an actress. What is the transitive verb?

Answer: Stayed
Explanation:
In the sentence "Liz stayed an actress," the transitive verb is "stayed." Transitive verbs are verbs that require a direct object to complete their meaning, and in this case, "an actress" is the direct object of the verb "stayed."
4.

Mary burned the toast. What is the direct object?

Answer: Toast
Explanation:
The direct object in this sentence is "toast" because it is the noun that receives the action of the verb "burned." Mary is the subject of the sentence and "burned" is the verb, while "toast" is the object that is directly affected by the action of burning.
5.

The teacher gave the students their test papers. Find the indirect object.

Answer: Students
Explanation:
In the sentence, the indirect object is the recipient of the direct object. The teacher (subject) performs the action (gave), and the direct object being transferred is "test papers." The entity receiving the direct object is "the students," making them the indirect object. The indirect object typically answers the question "to whom?" or "for whom?" the action of the verb is performed, which in this case is "the students" receiving "their test papers."
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