Direct Objects -- Verbs that Act on Something
A beginning lesson in transitive verbs and direct objects.
Students learn definitions of direct objects and transitive verbs.
• To introduce the subject of transitive verbs and direct objects.
Give students examples of direct objects.
Show how some sentences would not make sense unless they use a direct object.
Have students underline direct objects.
Students also use their creativity to write their own direct objects to finish a sentence.
Action verbs express physical and mental actions. Run, talk, hope, wish or swim are all action verbs. State of being verbs express a condition or state of being. Be, feel, seem, or appear are all state of being verbs.
A transitive verb is an action verb that is followed by a direct object. It is an action that is performed on something. Some sentences would not make sense unless the verb had a direct object to receive the action.