transitive vs intransitive verbs

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Sometimes grammar can beat about the bush and sound more complex than it is. Something my students struggle with...Maybe we can practice them here.There are lots of transitive verbs which can be used as intransitive in future or clausal sentences and stay the same others change.


My examples


OPEN the door Transitive

the shop will not OPEN on sunday Intransitive


she tried to STOP the baby crying Transitive

If we STOP now we can have lunch Intransitive


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Jimmy RUNS to catch the bus Transitive

I am going to try to RUN twice a week.


She LEFT slamming the door behind her

The train LEAVES at 3.30pm

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Jade.Xuereb wrote:
Jimmy RUNS to catch the bus Transitive
I am going to try to RUN twice a week.
She LEFT slamming the door behind her
The train LEAVES at 3.30pm

(Imo punctuation is important too.) I'm not sure where you were going with these, but I think the following are correct:

Jimmy RUNS to catch the bus. (Transitive)

I am going to try to RUN a race twice a week. (Intransitive)

She LEFT slamming the door behind her. (Transitive)

The train LEAVES me behind every day at 3.30pm. (Intransitive)

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