Alex sent (transitive verb) a postcard (direct object) from Argentina.
She left (transitive verb) the keys (direct object) on the table.
My father took (transitive verb) me (direct object) to the movies for my birthday.
Please buy (transitive verb) me a dog (direct object)!
Huffing and puffing, we arrived at the classroom door with only seven seconds to spare.
Arrived = intransitive verb.
James went to the campus cafe for a steaming bowl of squid eyeball stew.
Went = intransitive verb.