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Grammar 11( Unit-7 - Transitive, Intransitive and Linking Verbs)

 Transitive, Intransitive and Linking Verbs 

Unit-7: Ecology and Environment

Transitive, intransitive and linking verbs

A. Study the examples.

A couple bought a couple of tickets for their honeymoon.

The car stopped suddenly.

All the children seem satisfied with their exam result.

Here bought is a transitive verb, stopped an intransitive verb and seem a linking verb.


B. What is the difference among transitive, intransitive and linking verbs? Give examples of each.


Answer: The verbs which take object are transitive verbs.

E.g., He reads a book.

The verbs which don’t take object are intransitive verbs.

E.g., Anupam sleeps in his bed room.

The verbs which links subject and complement are linking verbs. All forms of be verbs are linking verbs. For example: are, am, is, were, was etc. Besides, verbs that have to do with the five senses are linking verbs: feel, look, smell, sound and taste.

E.g., I am a teacher.


C. Underline the verb in each sentence and write whether it is transitive, intransitive or linking.

a. His father looks handsome.

Ans: His father looks handsome. (linking verb)

b. Bhawana drinks milk every day.

Ans: Bhawana drinks milk every day. (transitive verb)

c. He became a watchman.

Ans: He became a watchman. (linking verb)

d. This bread smells good.

Ans: This bread smells good. (linking verb)

e. The dog barked loudly.

Ans: The dog barked loudly. (intransitive verb)

f. He chased the dog.

Ans: He chased the dog. (transitive verb)

g. My sister swims fast.

Ans: My sister swims fast. (intransitive verb)

h. He painted a picture.

Ans: He painted a picture. (transitive verb)

i. Radhika always asks questions.

Ans: Radhika always asks questions. (transitive verb)

 j. Anjana has a long hair.

Ans: Anjana has a long hair. (linking verb)


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