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He supplied the terrorist with weapon

He supplied the terrorist with weapon Why not supply here follows norms of direct object, indirect object. He supplied the terrorist a weapon (Just like he gave me a book)
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What happened to the missing object or objects in “for us to define as we see fit”?

Reading through this paragraph, I wonder why the object to see is missing from as we see fit, even though the interpretation remains natural and smooth without it: In 1783, Goethe wrote, “Nature is ...
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Is it grammatically correct to say: “I never lend anyone it”?

Is the use "I never lend anyone it" grammatically correct? I'm asking about it because its flow of reading sounds a bit clumsy to me. Can you give me this book? - This book was signed by my ...
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How should I order the sentence with “noun clause” and “wh clause”?

I hope that all of you have a nice day. When the subject is a bit long, we can use "it" as the representative of the "that-noun clause". What if the object or subject complement is ...
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“So as to make difficult the test” or “So as to make the test difficult”

Can one use (a) instead of (b)? a. We changed the questions so as to make difficult the test. b. We changed the questions so as to make the test difficult. Or can one use (c) instead of (d)? c. We ...
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Direct object or Adverb?

'He told me a story' Me- indirect object(it answers question from 'whom') A story- direct object (it answers question from 'what') 2.'He asked me to go' Here, 'me'- indirect object and also the agent ...
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What are ways to ask a question about a direct object in English?

In the sentence: "They help poor families", how do we make a question which the answer is "poor families"? Back in school they taught us that we should use "do" while ...
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I had a kind of feeling this might happen. (what is object?)

I had a kind of feeling this might happen. a kind feeling [a kind]noun of [feeling this might happen]noun phrase I wonder which object is correct.
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Form of a verb in a direct object of an introductory verb: <Verb> + <Direct Object containing a verb>

What is the form of a verb in an infinitive subordinate which is direct object of a verb: to-infinitive, bare infinitive, conjugated verb, or gerund? For example would we say: I see the company to ...
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Which is correct: Betty and he are friends or Betty and him are friends? Please explain. Thank you

Isn't it him is an object pronoun and not subject pronoun. Why do we need to use Betty and him and not Betty and he? Please explain. Thank you.
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How can we identify the structure of a sentence with the verb “ask” and how can we use it correctly?

I'm studying infinitives and gerunds now, and I found out that the verb "ask" can have a direct object. For example: I asked to go to the park. I asked my parents to go to the park. (I know ...
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What is the direct object in “He gave her a kiss”?

I understand that if you give something to someone, that "something" is the direct object while that "someone" is the indirect object. However, I have a hard time believing "...
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Why is the direct object incorrect in this sentence?

In the following statement, the direct object "them" is incorrect and should be removed. Why? I believe that all the principles that underlie how a radio works are beneficial to use them in ...
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Can I say “they wanted me to fit in this world?” and “they wanted to fit me in this world”? Are they both correct?

I feel like they are both correct in the speaking but also feel like maybe one of them is incorrect grammatically because of the obeject pronoun. Is there a rule to object pronoun before or after ...
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Direct vs Indirect object

In the sentence "whom do you like most?", is 'whom' a direct object or an indirect object? I think its a direct object because there is only one object in this sentence to my understanding.
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Is “I wonder whom you make cry” a correct sentence?

I would like to say "You made someone cry. I wonder whom." in only one sentence. And now this is what I've got: I wonder whom you made cry. To me, though, it sounds pretty odd that there isn't an ...
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“Give him it”/“Give it to him” vs. “Give John it”/“Give it to John”

Subject + indirect object + direct object: "Give him it." Subject + direct object + preposition + indirect object: "Give it to him." Similarly, "Give it to John" is ok. But what's the wrong ...
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Phrasal verbs confusion

I saw the following sentences on the cambridge online site.I made some changes and I want to know if they are applicable ? 1- They are digging up the potatoes. (Original) 2- A detective to dig up ...
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“which I gave to you or which I gave you”

Where are the flowers which I gave to you? or Where are the flowers which I gave you? I can subconsciously choose the latter, but isn't there any grammatical rule that could cover this topic? I ...
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Verb plus adjective in adjective phrase

The would make me feel alive. Is there an elipsis with 'to' infinitive marker that not displayed before feel? Is there an adjective phrase 'feel alive' with adjective head? Is the 'to feel alive' a ...
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Why did not delete the ‘it' in the sentence ' Unless …, have a professional check it.'

Why did not delete the ‘it' in the sentence ' Unless the owner can present recent certification that the house is free of termites, have a professional check it.' I think this sentence is not right ...
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Can a to infinitive and a gerund both be an object of the verb teach?

To infinitive and gerund can be an object of the verb teach? I wonder if these sentences are grammatically correct or incorrect and reasons. 1) I teach you to speak English. 2) I teach you ...
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Why does something “belong to someone” and not “belong someone”?

The confusing language lesson bewildered John. Detective Frey believed the suspect's story. You're trying to befriend someone who doesn't trust you. If the examples above are correct, this one ...
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I'm stuck changing active sentences into passive ones

I was given these two sentences: Photographers photographed Brad Pitt as he left the restaurant. Our teacher has given us lots of homework this week. Those are both written using the ...
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Can I replace “to fish” with “fishing” in the sentence “Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime”?

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime. Would you tell me whether I can replace "to fish" with "fishing"? Give a man a fish, and you ...
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Omission of object

In the following sentence A, is the word "stop" an intransitive verb or a transitive verb? If it's a transitive verb, should the object word such as that/it be added like in the sentence B? A: ...
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Is it grammatically possible to use prepositions 'of/from' in the following sentence: 'I'm a long way off (of/from) being fluent.'?

I am not sure whether I can use prepositions 'of/from' in this kind of structures and how am I to know how to use them properly? I have looked the phrase up and the only examples they give are when it ...
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“Awakened” as transitive verb

With awakened being a transitive verb requiring a direct object, in the sentence He was awakened by a loud crash. is “he” both the direct object and the subject of the sentence? The sentence was ...
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Which part of speech is this?

"It is obligatory for companies to provide details of their industrial processes." The sentence above has phrase "obligatory for companies" and phrase "to provide details of their industrial ...
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The plan that I want to give [to] you. Direct, Indirect object in attributive clause

I don't know the grammar rule I must apply in the following sentences. Do I need to add to? Here is the book that I want to give [to] you. Here is the plan that I want to give [to] you. Here is the ...
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Who is the direct object and who is the indirect object

In the following sentence, Who is the direct object and who is the indirect object? I know the woman in the blue dress.
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“All I did was do something” is correct?

I saw several the following examples beginning with "All I did was": All I did was see something. All I did was hire her. All I did was tell him the truth. Are these sentences correct? Why a verb ...
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“The file I sent (to) you”. Using the preposition

to send somebody something to send something to somebody Is it necessary to use the preposition in sentences like these, in which the direct object stands before the verb? Open the file I sent ...
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One thing I should note, though

I'm curious about how to analyze "One thing I should note, though" as an introduction to what you want to alert the audience to. Is it short for "There is one thing (which) I should note, though" or ...
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Identify whether it is indirect or direct object

1.The boys made Rama captain. 2.Rama called his cousin a liar. 3.I saw him go Are nouns or pronouns above in bold letters used as indirect object or ,as direct object? I think that they are ...
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How to ask, things to bring home, when the get over(empty) at home?

I am trying to find out right words to express emptiness of things at home, once they get empty after we consume. For example, milk finished at home, please bring some. finished mosquito coil bring ...
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determining indirect object pronoun

I am trying to get to grips with direct and indirect object pronouns. In the sentence below I am unsure what is the direct and the indirect object. Although I do not show it to you. So I is the ...
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Verbs with two objects

Some verbs are used with two objects (indirect-; somebody, direct-object; something). e.g. I gave him a watch for his birthday. Could you send me the report? I will lend you some money. She ...
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'Provides me with an excuse“ or ”Provides me an excuse"

With respect to FumbleFingers for providing his Google search of "provides me an excuse" in this comment I would like to ask when and in which cases can we omit "with" when we place the indirect ...
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I do not really understand the proposal: “Don't hate Monday. Make Monday hate you”

Please explain. I like to learn English. I do not really understand the proposal: "Don't hate Monday. Make Monday hate you". Help me to understand this sentence. I am very interested in this phrase. ...
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The preposition “to” after the verb “write”

Raymond Murphy says to use the preposition "to" after the verb "write" (write a letter to somebody), but the famous song contains following words: I'm gonna sit right down and write myself a letter. ...
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Objects in the sentence “He provided him money for his friend”

I am really confused about direct and indirect objects.There are many Examples are given on internet But they only deal with two objects. Can someone tell me which are direct and indirect objects in ...
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Direct object of the verb “want”

John wants Jim to write a letter to the mayor According to Cambridge, the verb "want" can take the pattern of obj+to-infinitive as a complement, so that means "Jim" here is the direct object of the ...
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Objective with the infinitive

They give you exercises to do. Please explain to me why "to do" is used here, not "to be done".
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When should I use: me or to me?

Sometimes I am confused in the correct way of using me or to me. Example, answer me or answer to me; love me or love to me. Could you help me to differentiate each one?
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“I hate my family not understanding…” vs. “not to understanding…”

Which of following sentence is the exact usage of the verb hate: I hate my family not understanding me I hate my family not to understand me
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“Asking the driver” or “Asking to the driver”?

I've seen this sentence: "I'm asking the driver where we're going." But I'd usually say: "I'm asking to the driver where we're going." Are both forms correct? Do they have a change in meaning? EDIT:...
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Can adjectives be direct objects?

Is this sentence grammatical? You look weak Because look is a transitive verb, it needs a direct object. So can Weak be a direct object here? Or could it be look is a noun here?
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“ourselves” vs “us”

It's also a time to relax our mind and discover ourselves when we stroll around unplanned and without any specific purpose. Could somebody tell me why the writer used ourselves instead of us? I ...
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I hope that you relieved

I promise you that I will not make any attempt to contact you. I hope that you relieved. This is supposed to be the reply to the addresse from whom I wanted some help but he did not bother to answer....