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Transitive Verbs

Today in the classroom you are going to learn about transitive verbs an important part of English grammar.
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Grammar: Transitive Verbs

Definition of a transitive verb.
Transitive Verb Examples
  • You eat food.
  • "food" is the object of the verb "eat"
  • Mary sees John.
  • She drinks coffee.
  • He opened the door.
Fun Easy English Grammar Lessons
From YOUR Teacher: Transitive Verbs

This is a pretty easy concept in English grammar. To find the object of the transitive verb simply ask a question.
In the sentence "She drinks coffee", the question would be "She drinks what?" and the answer would be coffee. In this case coffee would be the object and drinks would be the transitive verb.
 
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The following classroom lessons are great for students who want additional conversation, listening, and reading practice. Please post a comment at the bottom of this page in the Facebook Comments window with your thoughts about these lessons.
  • Conversation Lesson - Advanced Level. Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language with a written conversation and a conversation notes section.
Conversation Lesson 16 - At the Post Office
(Advanced - Conversation, Reading)

Dialogs for everyday use. Short situational dialogs for students of English as a Foreign (EFL) or Second (ESL) Language.
At the Post Office

POSTAL CLERK: What can I do for you today?

CAROL: I need to mail this package to New York, please.

POSTAL CLERK: OK, let’s see how much it weighs … it’s about five pounds. If you send it express, it will get there tomorrow. Or you can send it priority and it will get there by Saturday.

CAROL: Saturday is fine. How much will that be?

POSTAL CLERK: $11.35 [eleven thirty-five]. Do you need anything else?

CAROL: Oh, yeah! I almost forgot. I need a book of stamps, too.

POSTAL CLERK: OK, your total comes to $20.35 [twenty dollars and thirty-five cents].
Conversation Notes
  • What can I do for you today? Notice that this question starts with “What,” so the intonation drops at the end of the question.
  • Or you can send it priority … Notice the stress on “or,” which emphasizes that there is another possibility.
  • $11.35 ... $20.35 Notice the two different ways the postal clerk says the price. First he says eleven thirty-five (without the words dollars and cents), then he says twenty dollars and thirty-five cents.
  • Oh, yeah! is an expression used here to mean “I just remembered something.” It’s often followed by “I almost forgot.”
  • Your total comes to … is a way of saying “the cost is ….”
Source: U.S. State Department
Additional Conversation
Conversation

This is a collection of 30 situational conversations which focus on a wide variety of communicative and natural encounters in English....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

This is a collection of 36 situational conversations which focus on spoken American English in a relatively natural way....these lessons are for intermediate students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 52 lessons covering pronunciation, speaking, writing, and grammar topics....these lessons are for beginning students.
Conversation

English conversation lessons. 30 lessons focusing mostly on communication and grammar topics....these lessons are for intermediate students.
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