I made up a sentence: "She feeds the shark fishes."

How to ask about the subject, the 1st object and the 2nd object?


  1. Who feeds the shark fishes?
  2. Who does she feed fishes?
  3. What does she feed the shark?

1 Answer 1


When I first saw your sentence I thought you were using 'shark fish' as the name of the creature! It would be better to say:

She feeds the shark with fish, or

She feeds fish to the shark.

  1. Who does she feed fish to?

  2. What does she feed the shark with?

  • You forgot "Who feeds the shark?"
    – Mari-Lou A
    Dec 8, 2020 at 10:38
  • Can I say "Who does she feed the shark with?", using "who" instead of "what"?
    – Vova
    Dec 8, 2020 at 18:41
  • Only if she feeds a person to the shark! (or a named animal). Dec 8, 2020 at 19:48
  • I don't in all honesty see much wrong with saying "She feeds the shark fishes". It is only confusing because the shark is a fish. Had it been "She feeds the children porridge for breakfast" - no one could have any objection. It is perfectly idiomatic. Using the verb "feed" in this sense, I consider "porridge" the direct object and "the children" an indirect dative case - she feeds it "to the children".
    – WS2
    Mar 10 at 23:54
  • But of course if you said "She feeds the children with porridge" then "children" becomes the DO and porridge the "indirect".
    – WS2
    Mar 10 at 23:56

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