Transitive verbs have a noun phrase as object:

 

Noun phrase (Subject) Verb phrase Noun phrase (Object)
John
We
Some of the children
wanted
had been playing
are learning
a new bicycle.
football.
English.

This pattern is N + V + N (noun + verb + noun).

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hi
what do you mean from past state and action? in past habit text
what is the meaning of through?
we have been through a lot together

hi
what is the difference between would and used to ?
i would play basketball
i used to play basketball

Hello chris,

Please see our past habit page, where this is explained in detail. If you have any other questions about this, please ask them there. 

Best wishes,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team

hi
what does the way mean?
they are way too busy
they came way too late

Hello chris kim,

In this context 'way too' means 'much too' or 'far too'.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

hi
what is the difference between get and be in making passive sentences ?
would mind telling me the meaning of these verbs? get behind get around
i do not want to get behind on my payment
maybe there is way to get around that problem
what is the difference between used to and would in the sentences about past?

hi there
what is the meaning of get in these sentences
i never get to see him
i never get to go away on holidays

Hi chris kim,

The meaning here is something like 'never have the chance/opportunity/possibility to' do each thing.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

He dropped the ring into the well - is it transitive or intransitive?

Hello kavita mitter,

'Dropped' here is a transitive verb with a direct object ('the ring').

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

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