Queen ordered General to catch a baby. They know nursemaid took and hid the baby.

But now I have another task for you. Help my daughter to find that tiny, helpless baby that continues somehow to elude her.

I didn't understand what is the use of "her" at the end of the sentence?


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Action verbs in English take a direct object. The direct object is always a person or thing that receives the action of the verb.

For example:

She understood the book.
He struck the gong.
They ate it.

Her in your sentence is the objective form of the third person singular feminine pronoun. It serves here as the direct object of the verb elude.

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