Transitive verbs have a noun phrase as object:


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

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



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I undestand What u mean !!!

it really helps

What is different between intransitive (1) (2) (3) ?
If move (2) into (1) answer isn't correct. 

Hi Ugis and Budiman

I'm not really sure what you mean. This exercise is designed to help you see that transitive verbs (those that need an object to make sense) can take a noun phrase as an object.

The first question: He makes... has no meaning without the noun phrase: ...his own bread.

This sounds more complicated than it is. Compare the following:

He makes cakes. - 'cakes' is the object.

He makes the best cakes in the world. - 'the best cakes in the world' is the object.

I hope that makes some sense. 

Jack Radford

The LearnEnglish Team

Ohh   That is so clear !!!
I  got it !!!

@ Ugis : i think it's  because the unappropriate order.

Please discribe the intransitive  and transitive verbs. I couldn't understand the given discribtion.

If I have an imperative sentence, where the action has actually not yet taken place. Will it still be considered transitive. Ex: "Bring the book."

i need more information about patterns