Some verbs have an object. The object of a verb is the person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb. Look at this sentence:
The subject of the verb is Alice. She is the person who does the action: she eats. The object of the verb is a banana. A banana is affected by the action of the verb. So in this sentence, the object of the verb ‘eat ’ is ‘a banana’.
Verbs that have objects are called transitive verbs.
Here are some sentences with transitive verbs. The verbs are printed in bold and their objects are printed in color.
Some verbs don’t have an object. A verb that does not have an object is called an intransitive verb. Here are some sentences with intransitive verbs.