Transitive verbs should be used with an object. Intransitive verbs cannot be used with an object.

Wrong: *I bought there.Right: I bought my phone there.

Object(s) missing after transitive verb 

In the examples below, direct objects are missing after transitive verbs.

 

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Compared with the ‘Fitness co.’, they have got some similar problems, but they can solve _ very well.

Compared with the ‘Fitness co.’, they have got some similar problems, but they can solve them very well.

Motivation is an important principle in fitness planning which requires _ to commit to their programmes.

Motivation is an important principle in urban planning which requires people to commit to their programmes.

 

Intransitive verb followed by direct object

In the example below, “deteriorate” is an intransitive verb which cannot take direct objects. 

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Lack of running equipment would deteriorate the gym’s level of utilisation. 

 Lack of running equipment would hindernegatively affect the gym’s level of utilisation. 

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