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I'm looking for a good (but concise) explanation of the everyday values of knowing the concept of Transitive and Intransitive verbs. For example:

  • Decide if you can turn an Active sentence into the Passive voice.
  • Decide if a sentence requires a direct object, prepositional phrase, or none.
  • .....

I've tried to search on Google, but I couldn't find what I need.

  • It's better to talk of the uses of verbs. A great many verbs can occur in both intransitive or transitive clauses, and hence it's preferable to talk of the 'uses' of verbs. A transitive clause is one that has a direct object. No direct object = intransitive clause. – BillJ Mar 13 at 15:48

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