A friend of mine is learning English. Today, while studying, we ran into a situation that I (as a native English speaker) don't know how to explain.
To think and to support are both transitive verbs. So, why do they seem to take very different objects? What's the exact grammatical term for this difference?
Wrong usages highlighted by
- *I think her.
- I support her.
- I think about it.
- *I support about it.
- *I think running for president.
- I support running for president.
Does think actually take a direct object? Or is there something else going on?