- The country’s Supreme Court ruled last year that the ban was illegal, and gave the Knesset, or parliament, until March 1st to amend the law to allow gay couples to commission surrogacies domestically. ( The Economist.)
- British courts have given the government until the end of July to come up with a new plan to cut air pollution. ( The Economist).
I encountered the first sentence and then found another one.
It seems to me that the writer is treating PP "until March 1st" as an NP, the construction being "give somebody some time". Because this is the first time I have encountered this usage, I want to know
- Are there any other PPs that can be used this way. For example, can we say,
I will give you from Monday to Wednesday to finish the job. ( using the time expression "from...to..." as direct object).
- Can we use other verbs that take PPs as an object,
You will have until next Monday to finish the job.