In the following sentences, verbs are used without direct object:
The following sentences contain transitive verbs (they take one or more objects):
Some verbs allow for objects but do not always require one. Such a verb may be used as intransitive in one sentence, and as transitive in another:
In general, intransitive verbs often involve weather terms, involuntary processes, states, bodily functions, motion, action processes, cognition, sensation, and emotion.:54–61
The valency of a verb is related to transitivity. Where the transitivity of a verb only considers the objects, the valency of a verb considers all the arguments the verb takes, including both the subject of the verb and all of the objects.
In languages that have a passive voice, a transitive verb in the active voice becomes intransitive in the passive voice. For example, consider the following sentence: