Questions tagged [direct-objects]

For questions about the direct object, which is the object acted upon by the subject and the verb.

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Is this verb kick followed by resultative complement?

Kurt Tippett kicked two goals last night. (Aussie ABC News) It seems that this sentence is ‘one-complement pattern with monotransitive verb (Angela Downing’s term). Can we call ‘two goals’ the ...
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What does saying a verb is “used with/without an object” mean?

This is a comment a poster made to someone on a discussion, Man, why are you hassling me so much this morning? I'm trying to open minds, bro I wasn't sure about the meaning of hassle, and when ...
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Does this noun phrase denote the result of the verb?

“I think I’ll be a clown when I get grown,” said Dill. Jem and I stopped in our tracks. ‘Yes sir, a clown,” he said. “There ain’t one thing in this world I can do about folks except laugh, so ...
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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 ...