Portuguese activity, focused on students in the eighth year of elementary school, addresses direct transitive verbs. Let's analyze these verbs in the text about the giant otter? To do so, answer the proposed questions! In the segment “The giant otter inhabits freshwater environments […]”, is the verb “inhabits” intransitive, direct transitive or indirect transitive?
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the giant otter (Pteronura brasiliensis), also known as the giant otter, is a carnivorous mammal belonging to the Mustelidae family, which is the largest and most diverse family of carnivorous animals, and to the subfamily lutrinae, of otters.
She has a brown coat with a white patch on her neck. The species has an elongated body, which can reach 1.8 meters, and weighs about 32 kilograms. The long and flat tail helps the animal to swim better, as well as the membranes between the fingers, which ensure more agility.
The giant otter inhabits freshwater environments, such as slow-flowing rivers, streams, lakes and their banks. Generally, they look for places with a lower slope and dense vegetation, where they build their burrows.
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Question 1 - Underline the following verb:
“She has a brown coat with a white patchy patch on her neck.”
Question 2 – The italicized verb above is direct transitive because:
( ) no complement.
( ) needs a complement with a preposition.
( ) needs a complement without a preposition.
Question 3 – Identify the passage that presents a direct transitive verb:
( ) “[…] a carnivorous mammal belonging to the Mustelidae family […]”
( ) “The long, flat tail helps the animal to swim better […]”
( ) “They usually look for places with a lower slope and dense vegetation […]”
Question 4 – In the segment “The giant otter inhabits freshwater environments […]”, the verb “inhabits” is:
( ) intransitive.
( ) direct transitive.
( ) transitive indirect.
Question 5 – The direct transitive verb, in the clause “[…] where they build their burrows.”, refers to:
( ) to a hidden subject.
( ) to a simple subject.
( ) to a compound subject.
By Denyse Lage Fonseca
Graduated in Letters and specialist in distance education.