''He jumped over a car.'' Is car the object of jumped?

Is jumped a transitive verb?

9 Answers

  • 2 months ago

    I might perform that action instead of a grammar exercise.

  • 2 months ago

    No. If we said, "He jumped the car", then "car" would be the object of "jumped", exactly as it would be with any other transitive verb such as "drove" or "smashed" or "inspected".

    In this sentence, "car" is the object of the preposition "over".

  • 2 months ago

    The car is the object. Jumped is the verb. 

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    'Jumped over' is the clue. 'Car' is the indirect object. Nothing happened to the car, it was not moved or damaged in any way by the jump. 

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  • D50
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    It seems to me that there is no object. The car is part of the adverbial phrase relating to "He jumped". Substitute "higher than ever" for "over a car". (Jump CAN be a transitive verb. E.g. "jump a wino",  "jump the car".)

  • 2 months ago

    Generally sentences having intransitive verbs can't be made passive but when there are group verbs or cognate objects in a sentence, it can be turned into passive .

    A motor car ran over a boy. Passive... A boy was run over by a motor car.

    He dreamt a dream.    Passive.....A dream was dreamt by him.

    Source(s): bo
  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    > Is car the object of jumped?

    Most certainly not

    > Is "to jump" a transitive verb?

    It can be, in the sense of attacking someone by surprise, in order to rob him/her or beat him/her up. However, in that case the object is a human

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Whoa, let's back up here.

    A transitive verb has to have a direct object, right? ***The action of the verb happens to the direct object.***


    Omar loves football. (What gets loved? Football.) Luis sold his Harley. (What is sold? The Harley.) Brittany plays piano and flute. (What is played? Piano and flute.)

    If you leave out the direct object, the sentence no longer works. The direct object is necessary. That's what makes it a transitive verb.

    Omar jumped. That makes sense, because jump is not a transitive verb.

    "Over a car" is a prepositional phrase. "Car" is the object of the preposition "over."

    Omar loves football on his big-screen TV. Luis sold his Harley to Ramon. Brittany plays piano and flute in school orchestra. <--These sentences have transitive verbs and prepositional phrases, but the prepositional phrases are not necessary for the sentence to make sense.

  • 2 months ago

    Yes. He is the subject, the car is the object to which his action relates.

    ++ He did the jumping but the object over which he jumped was the car.

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