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Distinguishing between Transitive and Intransitive Verbs - Exercise 4

Directions:  In the spaces provided, identify the predicate verb in each sentence below.  Then, label the verb as transitive or intransitive.  If the verb is transitive, write the direct object in the space provided.  If it is intransitive, leave the space blank.

Example:   After the meeting, Tom will announce his plans for the next week.
Answer:  will announce, transitive, plans

1.  Amelia Earhart once flew from Los Angeles to Mexico City.

2.  Very few people in the neighborhood agreed with Smith about street lighting.

3.  When did the group from the local museum finally reach the archeological site?

4.  Marx collaborated with Engels on the Communist Manifesto.

5.  After the first act of the play, most of the dancers wore purple leotards.

6.  Why did the IOC choose Vancouver for the 2010 winter Olympics?

7.  Most children can play happily at the beach for an entire afternoon.

8.  Mary Wollstoncraft disagreed with the notion of women's inferiority.

9.  In the final minute of the fourth quarter, Jim threw the winning pass into the end zone.

10. The Beatles came to the United States in the 1960s.



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