Verbs Practice Directions: Read each sentence and determine if the underlined verb is a linking verb (L) or an action verb (A). 1. The strong winds blew down the old tree. 2. Brianna is an avid reader. 3. Jessica's friends were very polite. 4. The boxes are Transitive Verbs and Prepositions Many common verbs that take a direct object (i.e. a transitive verb) have a required associated preposition when the object is stated. And many don't. The word “ snake ” is called the Object of the Verb “ killed ”. In the above sentence, the direct object “ snake ” received the action of the verb “ killed ”. A Verb which requires an object after it to complete its sense called a Transitive Verb. The meaning of a sentence with a transitive verb is not complete without a direct ... Sentence Pattern Two: Subject–Verb–Direct Object (S-V-DO) Sentence Pattern Two includes a subject plus an action verb plus a direct object. In this pattern, the su bject acts upon the direct object, or, to say it another way, the direct object is the noun or the pronoun that receives the action of the verb.