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).

Exercise

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Hello Delta,

Yes, you are correct. Both of those answers are possible. I'll try to get the task amended so that these are also marked correct.

 

Best wishes,

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Could you please help me? How can I use the verb "inquire" correctly?
Is the following sentence correct?
I inquired the name of my friend's cousin.
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

You need to add a preposition after inquire:

I inquired about the name of...

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi, again. I think the following sentence is correct without "about"
She inquired the time.
So, why we can't say "I inquired the name of my friend's cousin"
thank you.

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