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I dentifying Verb Forms
 
Lesson 4-13
Prompt:We have studied the four verb forms: transitive active, transitive passive, intransitive complete, and intransitive linking.
Directions:Read each sentence and click to select below the sentence whether the verb form in the sentence is transitive active, transitive passive, intransitive complete, or intransitive linking.
1.The sun is being covered by the clouds.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
2.Through the telescope, we observed the stars.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
3.Our sun is a star.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
4.Mars was observed last night.
(transitive active) (transitive passsive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
5.The moon is being eclipsed by the shadow of the earth.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
6.The earth rotates on its axis.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
7.The moon orbits the earth.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
8.Light energy is being created on the sun.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
9.Planets orbit the sun.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
10.Planets capture smaller moons.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
11.The United States is building a space station.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
12.The earth's moon is the earth's satellite.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
13.The space station is being built by many nations.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
14.Man has visited the earth's moon.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
15.The astronauts were propelled into space.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
16.Mars may have absorbed its water.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
17.Venus is a warm planet.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
18.The sun is being gradually consumed.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
19.Someday, man will visit Mars.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)
20.The universe is expanding.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete) (intransitive linking)