2 Each Verb in a Speakers Lexicon is Categorized as a Verb and SubCategorized as Transitive or Intransitive.
3 Transitive Verbs
Take a Noun Phrase
Take an Object
4 Intransitive Verbs
Do Not Require a Noun Phrase
Do Not Require a Direct Object
Need a Preposition
5 Examples of Transitive Verbs
I kick a ball.
Cook the spaghetti slowly.
Kimberly told the joke.
6 Examples of Intransitive Verbs
Pat laughed at the joke.
Look on the wall.
7 Some Verbs Can Be In Both Subcategories
I read the book.
You read at the library.
Can you tell me which contains an intransitive verb and which contains a transitive verb
8 Now Its Time to Make Sentences!!!
Take out a piece of paper
Write one sentence with a transitive verb
Write one sentence with an intransitive verb
Share sentences with your neighbor
9 Material Adapted From
Lori Garners English 302 Class Notes
Finegan Edward. Language Its Structure and Use. 3rd edition (1999)
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