Ditransitive

Definition: A ditransitive verb is one that takes two complements, a direct object and an indirect object at the same time.

Examples

  • He gave her the letter.
    * "The letter" is the direct object, what he gave, and "her" is the indirect object, the person he gave it to.

Examples

  • He gave her the letter.
    * "The letter" is the direct object, what he gave, and "her" is the indirect object, the person he gave it to.
  • Robin gave Linda a book.
  • The teacher asked James a question.
  • That horrid music gave me a headache.



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