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.


  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?
  • It seems your examples are "prepositional verbs" and those are direct objects.
    – Sam
    Aug 8 '21 at 14:24

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