I want to know which object (verbal transitivity) is coming first

I gave her / the ball
Or I gave the ball / to her

I denied A piece of cake / to her
Or I denied her / a piece of cake

I have a serious doubt about using 2 objects with only a verb. I want to know which object is coming first.

For example: The verb to give; I want to know if I should say "He gave me the ball" or "He gave the ball to me" . I want to know if the object pronouns comes first or not

Or I can say these 2 forms, both being grammatically correct?

  • Which do you think is correct? Why do you think so? What does your textbook say? Without more detail this question will likely be closed.
    – Andrew
    Aug 8, 2019 at 1:33
  • What do you mean by object and by coming first? (And why would there be confusion?) Aug 8, 2019 at 3:13
  • What I mean by object is the "direct/indirect" object (for transitive verbs). I want to know which one I should use first (I should say "He toss me the ball" or "He toss the ball to me"?) . I thought saying the second option would be wrong. Aug 8, 2019 at 18:08


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