Verbs which are always transitive:
Verbs are always intransitive:
* lie (lied), lie (lay/lain)
Intransitive verbs do not take an object. The verbs are typically followed by a phrase.
· His back garden abounds with weeds. (Weeds is not an object; with weeds is a prepositional phrase.)
· They arrive at the airport as the sun rises. (At the airport is a prepositional phrase. The two verbs do not need to have an object.)
· While the parents are praying, the baby is crying.
· I yawned and then he yawned.
Verbs are always transitive/intransitive:
· She left the house early. (Transitive)
· She left early. (Intransitive)
· He borrowed some money from the bank. (Transitive)
· He borrowed heavily from the bank. (Intransitive)
· They sold their house to a friend. (Transitive)
· Their pet monkey was sold cheap to a friend. (Intransitive)