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

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

Maybe:

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

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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?

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  • 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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