transitive verbs


You have the sentence "I love teaching students." as one of the transitive verb examples.  You said that "teaching" is a transitive verb.  Is it a transitive verb because it is a verbal (gerund) acting as the direct object and "students" would be the object complement for "teaching"; therefore, "teaching" has an object?


Also, in the sentence "I was on the beach.", would "was" just be an intransitive verb, but not an action or linking verb? 



asked Sep 18 '12 at 16:10 Greg New member

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In this sentence, "teaching students" is a noun phrase beginning with gerund.  It is the object of verb "love".

link comment answered Sep 19 '12 at 15:32 Z. A. Jazley Expert

Prepositional phrases can only act as adjectives and adverbs...that's why I wasn't sure about this one.  Predicate nominatives are only nouns and pronouns.  In the example on this sight it said that teaching was the transitive verb.  That's why I was confused.  An indirect object always comes before the direct object in a sentence.  That's why I was thinking object complement for students. 

link comment answered Sep 18 '12 at 17:39 Greg New member

9/18/12 They language of English was hard for me.Becouse the scond language,that why, not easy to learning the meaning. Any way i was trying.It's helper to commnicate with people.Then to speaking also and writing ,order of the sentnce how to useing that my trying whatevery i can,it's my idea.

link comment answered Sep 18 '12 at 19:09 Temesgen Daka New member

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