I want to know in which situation we don’t use the indirect object.
- He also handed over a letter of apology from the Prime Minister.
- 'I've got his card,' Judith said, handing it over.
- Albert bowed and handed over the letter.
These examples are extracted from dictionaries.
Non of them showed the indirect objects
Usually when we use these verbs like give and take, we mention the indirect object.
- Sam gave the Medal to his friend.
Here, as far as i am concerned, I cannot only say “Sam gave the Medal” and stop. I should mention the indirect object “friend”.
But why hand over can be put in a sentence without indirect objects.
Hand the money over : which means give me the money.
While with give, i should say “give me the money” here i mentioned “me”.