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According to this website, and a certain grammar textbook I own, verbs with the mono-transitive valency pattern take a direct object (and not an indirect object). The textbook does not list a different valency pattern where the verb takes a single indirect object (and no other objects).

But, I can think of the following sentences:

  1. She talked to him.
  2. I am listening to the radio.
  3. I'm rooting for him.

Questions:

  1. Are the three examples above actually verbs that take an indirect object? Or, are some of them intransitive verbs, where an adverbial (in this case, as a prepositional phrase) is also included?
  2. Is it really true that there are no verbs that take only one object, and that object is an indirect object?
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  • It seems your examples are "prepositional verbs" and those are direct objects.
    – Sam
    Aug 8 at 14:24

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