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I ntransitive Complete versus Transitive Active/Passive
 
Lesson 4-9
Prompt:To this point we have found that verb forms may be transitive active, transitive passive, or intransitive complete.
Directions:Following each sentence below, click to select whether the verb form in the sentence is transitive active, transitive passive, or intransitive complete.
1.The plants grew slowly.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
2.The plants were eaten by the bugs.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
3.The bugs ate the plants.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
4.We have been eating well.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
5.Our house was painted blue.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
6.We shall arrive soon.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
7.The batter hit a home run.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
8.The big hail was denting the car.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
9.The snow was being blown into drifts.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
10.We caught a cold.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
11.It snowed all night.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
12.We will select all verb phrases.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
13.The flood rose slowly.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
14.The water flooded the town.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
15.The land was being covered by the water.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
16.The radio announced the evacuation order.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
17.We will quickly leave.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
18.The buses are being filled.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
19.The citizens were evacuating.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)
20.The town's citizens are being housed in neighboring towns.
(transitive active) (transitive passive) (intransitive complete)