Kinds of Verbs
The words which tell us what people or things are doing are called Verbs.
Example: the cows eats grass.
Tim shut the door.
The tailor made a shirt.
The words are added to the Verbs to complete their meaning are called objects. Objects that are either Nouns or Pronouns.
The Verb requires an Objects to complete it’s sense is called a Transitive Verb.
A verb tat does not an Object, but it makes a good sense by itself is called Intransitive Verb.
- Birds fly.
- Mary wept.
- The sun shines.
Underline the Verbs. Write in the brackets action A Verbs, S for the state Verbs or saying Verbs. One is done for you (There may be more than one verb in sentences)
- The boy cleans his plate and puts it on the shelf. ( A)
- I come from Chennai. ( )
- Stan whisperef, “Come with me to the kitchen”. ( )
- My sister backed a big chocolate cake. ( )
- This picture looks very nice. ( )
- The Earth revolves around the Sun. ( )
- The wind howled in the stormy night. ( )
- My father drives his car to office everyday. ( )
- L love football. ( )
- This video game is very expensive. ( )
Answer: 1. A, 2. S, 3. S, 4. A, 5. S, 6. A, 7. S, 8. S, 9. S, 10. S.
Fill in the blanks with Has, Have or Had.
- We _______ three dogs as pets.
- Roshan _____ a bicycle and he exercise everyday on it.
- They ______ lots of games in their house to play with.
- Do you _____ a pen to lend me, Rakhi?
- Rajni _____ a new friend now, she is very happy.
- Mani, Kabeer ____ a lot of books in their house to read.
Answer: 1. have, 2. has, 3. have, 4. have, 5. have, 6. had.
Underline all the Transitive verbs in the following sentences. Then circle the objects of the underlined verbs. One is done for you.
- My cat climbs trees and scratches
- Birds lay eggs in nests.
- Anjali tasted the soup and liked it.
- Carpenter make furniture, tailor make clothes.
- My father washes the car and I dry it with a cloth.
- They buy all their books from this shop.
- We ordered chicken for lunch.
- The burglar opened the door with duplicate key.
- Zaheer plays cricket evening.
- The merchant gave the beggar a silver coin.
Answer: 1. trees furniture, 2. eggs nests, 3. soup, 4. furniture clothes, 5. bar, 6. books, 7. chicken, 8. door key, 9. cricket, 10. silver coin.
Complements : Some words are required to from complete Predicates Such words are called Complements.
The below following sentences, underline the Transitive, Intransitive and Compliments.
- Ashok wrote a letter. ________
- The baby sleeps.______
- Hari seems tired. ______
- The old woman is dead. ______
- The child appears pleased. _______
- Meera was unhappy. ____
- Sita was very happy. ______
- The man laughed. ________
- He writes novels. ______
- The dog bit the boy. ________
- The weather was cold. _______
- The sun shines. ________
- Sita gathered roses. ______
- The boy made a kite. ______
- The fire brunt the house. _______
- Sparrows chirp. _______
- He went mad._______
- She looked sad. _____
Answer : 1. Transitive, 2. Intransitive, 3. Compliments, 4. Compliments, 5. Compliments, 6. Compliments, 7. Compliments, 8. Intransitive, 9. Transitive, 10. Transitive, 11. Intransitive, 12. Intransitive, 13. Transitive, 14. Intransitive, 15. Intransitive, 16. Intransitive, 17. Complements, 18. Complements.
In the following sentences pick out the Objects and the Complements.
- He broke the slate. _________ __________
- The Earth is round. _________ __________
- She burnt her fingers. _________ __________
- She looks happy. _________ __________
- Bali is strong. _________ __________
- The policeman caught the thief. _________ __________
- The children were hungry. _________ __________
- The sky grew dark. _________ __________
- Rama became angry. _________ __________
- The woodman was honest. _________ __________
Answer: 1. Slate Broke, 2. Earth round, 3. Fingers burnt, 4. She happy, 5. Bali strong, 6. Policeman caught, 7. Children hungry, 8. Sky dark, 9. Rama angry, 10. Woodman honest.