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NEB Grade XI Compulsory English Note | Language Development | Unit- 7 Grammar (Transitive, Intransitive and Linking Verbs)

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NEB Grade XI Compulsory English Note | Language Development | Unit- 7 Grammar (Transitive, Intransitive and Linking Verbs)

Grammar (Transitive, Intransitive and Linking Verbs)

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.

Transitive verb Intransitive verb Linking verb
A transitive verb requires an object to complete its meaning. An intransitive verb doesn’t require an object to complete its meaning. A linking verb links a subject with its predicate.
I bought a pen. He laughed uncontrollably. The children are smart.
My sister loves animals. He sneezed loudly. The cake smells good.

The most common linking verbs are am, is, are, was, were, become, seem, look, smell, touch, appear, sound, taste, feel, etc.

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

a. His father looks handsome.
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Answer:
His father looks handsome. linking verb

b. Bhawana drinks milk every day.
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Answer:
Bhawana drinks milk every day. transitive 
verb
c. He became a watchman.
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Answer:
He became a watchman. linking verb

d. This bread smells good.
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Answer:
This bread smells good. linking verb

e. The dog barked loudly.
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Answer:
The dog barked loudly. intransitive 
verb
f. He chased the dog.
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Answer:
He chased the dog. tranisitive 
verb
g. My sister swims fast.
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Answer:
My sister swims fast. intransitive verb

h. He painted a picture.
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Answer:
He painted a picture. transitive verb

i. Radhika always asks questions.
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Answer:
Radhika always asks questions. transitive verb

j. Anjana has a long hair.
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Answer:
Anjana has a long hair. linking verb

k. The hungry lion roars.
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Answer:
The hungry lion roars. intransitive verb

k. He tried again and again.
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Answer:
He tried again and again. intransitive verb

m. The weather is hot.
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Answer:
The weather is hot. linking verb

m. Owls hide in the daytime.
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Answer:
Owls hide in the daytime. intransitive verb

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