Verb Notes-1 [Level-5]
Doing words - come - work - play
Being words - am - was - will be
Verbs showing possession - has - have - had
Verbs have three tenses: Past - Present - Future. The tense denotes the time of the action done. Look at the given time-line to understand this:
‘Object' of a verb
Read the sentences:
The boy flies a kite.
The boy flies what?
Answer: a kite
Mother taught Samir.
Mother taught whom?
First let us understand 'object of a verb'
In the first sentence when we ask the question, 1 flies what? We get the answer 'a kite’
In the second sentence when we ask the question, Mother taught whom? We get the answer Samir.
These answers - a kite and Samir - are known as objects of the verbs 'flies' (sentence 1) and 'taught' (sentence 2).
Doing verb or verb showing possession - needs an object to complete its meaning (sense) - Transitive Verb.
Food = object
Eat = Transitive Verb.
Money = Object (1).
Answer: Me. Me = Object (2).
Gave = Transitive Verb.
Ask the questions WHAT? or WHOM? to the verb.
If there is an answer the verb is transitive.
The verbs that do not need an object to make their sense (meaning) complete are known as 'Intransitive Verbs’.
Verb = rises.
Questions: rises what? - no answer.
Rises whom? - no answer.
Hence rises is an intransitive verb.
Verb = eat.
Questions: eat what? - no answer.
Eat whom? - no answer.
Hence eat = intransitive verb.
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