Some verbs are used with two objects (indirect-; somebody, direct-object; something). e.g.
I gave him a watch for his birthday.
Could you send me the report?
I will lend you some money.
She told me a story.
This sentences can also be used like this (I think):
I gave a watch to him for his birthday.
Could you send the report to me?
I will lend some money to you.
She told a story to me.
But these verbs cannot be used like above sentences:
I would like you to explain me this theory. (X)
I would like you to explain this theory to me (O)
Can you suggest me a good cardiologist? (X)
Can you suggest a good cardiologist to me? (O)
Please describe me your job. (X)
Please describe your job to me. (O)
So my questions are:
Can we explain differences between these verbs of which some are used only [direct- + to (or any prepositions) + indirect-verb], not [indirect- + direct-verb] and the others are used both.
"inform" is used like this (inform + indirect- + preposition + direct):
"Please inform us of any changes of address."
How to explain this verbs like "inform"? What's the difference? What is preposition "of" here?