Transitive or Intransitive
Verb Phrases
Main Verbs and Helping Verbs
Verb Complements
Direct and Indirect Objects

100

In the following sentence, is the verb transitive or intransitive? He threw the basketball down the court.
The verb is THREW. It is transitive because basketball is the direct object. Transitive verbs take a direct object.

100

What is the VERB PHRASE in the following sentence? I was going to run around the track.
was going

100

If the verb phrase is "WOULD HAVE GONE"...what is the main verb?
gone

100

In the following sentence, what is the Predicate Adjective? That rose smells so sweet.
sweet.

100

What is the direct object? Jane passed the test with flying colors.
test

200

In the following sentence, is the verb Transitive or Intransitive? She bought the blue dress for the prom.
The verb is BOUGHT. It is Transitive because DRESS is the DIRECT OBJECT.

200

What is the VERB PHRASE in the following sentence? Yesterday, the weather should have been sunny.
should have been

200

If the VERB PHRASE is "is planning"...what is the helping verb?
is

200

What is the Predicate Nominative? Joe is the best student in the class.
student

200

What is the direct object? We cooked dinner before the game.
dinner

300

In the sentence below, is the verb transitive or intransitive? I ran for a very long time.
The verb is RAN. There is no direct object, so the verb is Intransitive.

300

In the following sentence, what is the VERB PHRASE? I would have been ready for the test.
would have been

300

If the VERB PHRASE is "should have been counting"...what are the helping verbs?
should have been

300

What is the Predicate Adjective? That test was so incredibly difficult.
difficult

300

What is the Indirect Object? He gave Bob the ice cream.
Bob

400

In the following sentence, is the verb Transitive or Intransitive? He yelled down the court.
The verb is YELLED. It is Intransitive because there is no direct object.

400

What is the VERB PHRASE in the following sentence? That movie will have played all day.
will have played

400

If the VERB PHRASE is "SHOULD HAVE BEEN COUNTING"...what is the main verb?
counting

400

What type of verb do Predicate Adjectives and Predicate Nominatives always have?
A Linking VERB

400

What is the Indirect Object? She sent her sister the letter.
sister

500

In the following sentence, what is the verb and is it transitive or intransitive? She sang in the car all the way to school.
SANG is the verb. It is INTRANSITIVE---there is NO direct object.

500

What is the VERB PHRASE in the following sentence? Our family is planning a vacation during the break.
is planning

500

If the VERB PHRASE is "should have remembered"...what is the main verb?
remembered

500

What is the Predicate Adjective? That hamburger smells more delicious than I thought.
delicious

500

What is the Direct Object? Give the test to that class.
test