Commonly Used Transitive Verbs in English

What is a transitive verb? In this article, you will learn the definition, usage, and examples of a transitive verb in English.

Definition and Usage

transitive verb is one that is used with an object: a noun, phrase, or pronoun that refers to the person or thing that is affected by the action of the verb. In the following sentences, admire, maintainface, and love are transitive verbs:

  • She cut the cake.
  • They climbed the mountain.
  • He gave her a flower.
  • admire your courage.
  • We need to maintain product quality.
  • I couldn’t face him today.

Transitive Verbs List

Bring

  • She brought her boyfriend to the party.

Buy

  • He bought me a new coat.

Cost

  • My watch cost a lot of money.

Get

  • This room gets very little sunshine.

Give

  • Give your mother the letter.

Leave

  • I hate leaving home.

Lend

  • I’ve lent the car to a friend.

Make

  • She makes her own clothes.

Offer

  • My boss offered me a great new job.

Owe

  • I owe you ten dollars.

Pass

  • All the students passed the test.

Pay

  • Don’t forget to pay the phone bill.

Play

  • Jennifer loves playing the piano.

Promise

  • I’ve promised my old computer to John.

Read

  • They read the newspaper every day.

Refuse

  • I politely refused their invitation.

Send

  • She sent the letter by airmail.

Show

  •  She showed the technique to her students.

Sing

  • I just can’t sing in tune!

Take

  •  A girl took us to our room.

Teach

  • Our parents teach us to be kind.

Tell

  • The author tells a good story.

Write

  • I’ll write you a receipt.

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Good to learn English… very useful.. thanks a lot..