When we are evaluating our writing or that of others, it is very helpful to find the structure of the sentences. This helps us gauge the purpose of the motive behind why it was created and gives us a better understanding of the purpose of it altogether. We have previously learned about action words (verbs) in sentences and the role they play, but we will further classify verbs to better understand their purpose within a sentence. This helps us understand the mechanics of the sentence and also plays a key role when translating English words to other languages.
When a verb conveys a complete thought, it is classified as an intransitive verb. This verb does not require a subject to act upon. They are pretty independent because they are free of the need for a subject. For example, the word "go" is intransitive. You really cannot "go" something, can you? Transitive verbs, on the other hand, need a subject. Without a subject, the sentence would be incomplete.