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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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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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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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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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Using the verb oversleep

Can we use the verb 'oversleep' with a direct object? For example can we say "a person has overslept something" (such as work, school or plane)? If no, what should we say instead of 'I have overslept ...
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Does ‘understood’ take ‘something’ as its direct object in this sentence?

She was not, I was told, in the hospital portion of the house with the fever patients; for her complaint was consumption, not typhus: and by consumption I, in my ignorance, understood something ...