The children are sleeping. When used in the context of physical movement, run is intransitive. 1 THE INTRANSITIVE VERB Recognize an intransitive verb when you find one. They arrived. There’s no object.) Here is a short list of intransitive verbs. A transitive verb always has a direct object – a noun or pronoun that receives the action of the verb. Transitive and Intransitive Verbs, Fall 2009. Verbs - Transitive and Intransitive Verbs can be classified as transitive or intransitive. Many verbs have a transitive and an intransitive form: I run every morning to stay in shape The direct object is ball. First, it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity like arrive, go, lie, sneeze, sit, die, etc.Second, unlike a transitive verb, it will not have a direct object receiving the action.. First, it is an action verb, expressing a doable activity like arrive, go, lie, sneeze, sit, die, etc.Second, unlike a transitive verb, it will not have a direct object receiving the action. e.g., James hit the ball. Transitive and Intransitive Verbs. Here are some intransitive verb examples: It is raining. I ran every day when I was an athlete. Intransitive verbs also can’t make a passive. (The subject is ‘they’ and the verb is ‘arrived’. The object shows who or what completes the action expressed in the verb. When he finished the race, he barfed. An intransitive verb has two characteristics. There’s no object.) Rev. Summer 2014. belong come cough dance die fall flow fly go jump kneel lie remain sit sleep stand travel wait walk weep Copyright © Rob Whyte 20101 Transitive and Intransitive Verbs. Intransitive Verb Examples. 2 of 3 Special Cases Verbs with Multiple Meanings Some verbs can be either transitive or intransitive because they have multiple meanings. An intransitive verb has two characteristics. (The subject is ‘the children’ and the verb is ‘are sleeping’. Here are examples of intransitive verbs: Hit is a transitive verb.