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).



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 !!!

I've to confess that I never used to be good in Spanish grammar, but know, I' learnig so much about it, Do you believe that?

I undestand What u mean !!!