Tag: intransitive verbs

  • Using Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

    Using Transitive and Intransitive Verbs

    I love getting into the nitty-gritty of grammar. The picky stuff. The we-seriously-have-rules-for-that? stuff. Transitive and intransitive verbs are just that. We actually took verbs, cut them down the middle and gave them names. Why? To give eighth-grade teachers something for their pop quizzes. OK, that and the fact that it really does matter for…

  • What Is an Action Verb?

    What Is an Action Verb?

    I have a specific set of criteria when I choose to go see a movie. Most movies I enjoy need to have clever dialogue, a strong plot line and plenty of action. Action is often what keeps viewers tuned in (and not falling asleep). Writing is much the same, no matter if you’re writing a…