begrudge [with two objects] = D1. Envy (someone) the possession or enjoyment of (something)
I`m guessing D1 (D for Definition) above as the right one, but the grammar for begrudge still confuses and shocks me. ODO's Example Sentnces also follow this strange construct. Would someone please elucidate and explain? I tried to replace begrudge with its synonym 'envy', then 1 becomes:
2. I don't envy young adults themselves their renaissance of fiction.
Yet 2 is ungrammatical, because it involves 3 objects and no prepositions? Instead, you must write:
3. I don't envy young adults themselves [FOR] their renaissance of fiction.
4. I don't envy young adults'
themselves their renaissance of fiction.
However, now 3 and 4 differ from 1, a contradiction, so what happened?