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Word grammar

Verbs patterns

  • Some verbs (V) (called transitive) take a direct object (DO):

The star player kicked (V) the ball (DO) into the goal.

  • When used in the passive voice, the old direct object becomes the subject:

The ball (subject) was kicked (V) into the goal by the star player.

  • However, some (called intransitive) do not take a direct object and cannot be used in the passive voice.

Fairies exist (V) in fantasy stories.

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