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Questions tagged [indirect-objects]

For questions about the indirect object, which is the object which is indirectly affected by the action of the subject and the verb.

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What does “I made him a cake” mean?

Is it correct sentence below? And what does it mean? Also, how is it working grammatically? I made him a cake. I made a cake for him. I baked a cake using him. (Sounds so horrible!) To me, 1 is ...
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“Hand it over” vs. “give it to me”

I want to know in which situation we don’t use the indirect object. For instance, Hand over: He also handed over a letter of apology from the Prime Minister. 'I've got his card,' Judith ...
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Can personal pronouns be indirect objects?

As in 'I gave the book to him'.
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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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Indirect objects before direct objects because they’re pronouns

Is there a rule out there that says the indirect object is placed before the direct object if it is a pronoun? I read in on another post, and don’t understand it. Before you say to comment on that ...
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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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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 use 'explain and suggest' in passive form?

Would anyone please tell me which of the following two expressions is correct? A. The problem was explained to the children. B. The children were explained the problem. or A. A meeting place ...
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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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“doing something“ vs ”by doing something"

Which is the correct form? I displayed financial skills by creating the firm's budget. I displayed financial skills creating the firm's budget. Maybe "while" can work too?
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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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passive voice with the word ''add''

They add a new wing to** the building. I wanted to know whether ''the building'' is indirect object or not? If I change this sentence into passive, 1.The building is added with a new wing. ...
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passive voice in a sentence [duplicate]

They did not tell me anything about the matter. a) Nothing was told me about that matter. b) Nothing was told about this matter to me. Which one is the correct answer? I prefer #b as ''about ...
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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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The verb “propose” with the indirect object

Is this sentence gramatically correct? Is it acceptable to use the indirect object (us) here? They proposed us a plan.
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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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Questions to find the indirect object

"The indirect object answers the question “To whom?” or “For whom?” the action of the verb is performed." For example: He gives María the book. To whom does he give the book? To María. IO = María He ...
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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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“sending the file for you to take a look at” or sending the file to take a look at"

I am trying to send a file through the email. The person who is receiving the file will review the file. Is First, I am sending you the file for you to take a look at. or First, I am sending you ...
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Relative pronoun “whom” used as an indirect object of a verb with two objects

We have verbs in English with 2 objects, such as "send," "ask," "give," etc.. For instance, we can say: I gave the book to John. or I gave John the book. In both of these sentences,...
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offer him of offer to him? lent him or lent to him?

Which one is correct? (or if both are correct, which one is better) I offered him a job. or I offered a job to him. I lent him a pen. or I lent a pen to him.
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Indirect object, proximity, and ambiguity

As a lad I was taught that certain verbs such as "to say," "to describe," "to distribute," and "to explain" can take an indirect object only when it immediately follows a preposition, and that this ...
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Does **accomplish** have an object in the following sentence?

Does accomplish have an object in the following sentence? The stability of this growth over extended periods, during which policies and circumstances varied, is quite remarkable and again ...
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How to use the verb fit?

I'm wondering how to use the verb fit. I found some examples on the internet. Sometimes a indirect object is used, sometimes it's not needed: My clothes fit better now and people keep asking, "Are ...
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About the object of a verb followed by “to”

In the sentence "He sang to himself." is the pronoun himself the indirect object pf the verb sang? Or is the phrase to himself the (indirect) object of the verb sang?
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Verbs taking only second (direct) object?

I know that some verbs only take second object. In essence, I suggest you to pay the tax -- is wrong. I suggest you pay the tax -- is correct. I said something to her -- is correct. I said ...
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Post to/for_the difference?

I just saw a sentence which made me think, consult my dictionary, and finally form a question that I can't find an answer to. What's the difference between these two sentences: I'll post those ...
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Placement of “to-infinitive” before an object

David wants to bring Jack some books. David wants Jack to bring some books. I cannot understand the meanings of these sentences. What do they mean? Are both same? Thanks!
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'lose your money' or 'lose money for you'

I ran into this sentence, With your average win rate, The game will consistently lose money for you. I wonder why 'lose money for you' is used here instead of 'lose your money'.
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When one of the two objects of a verb is a reflexive pronoun

We say pass me the salt and pass the salt to me. We also say I found the right car for me. But which of the following sentences are correct? I found the right car for myself. I found myself ...
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Indirect question

What's the correct between these two sentences Could you please tell me what exactly are you doing ? OR Could you please tell me what exactly you are doing ?
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Reducing ambiguity in a description that might apply to one or two nouns in a list

The state and local governments must take into account characteristics of family members and family types in coming up with the policies. In the way it is expressed right now, there is no way to ...
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I'm gonna listen it or I'm gonna TO listen it?

What is the correct way of the following two options? 1) I'm gonna listen it 2) I'm gonna TO listen it
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Confusion about the constituents of sentences

I am confused about whether in the pattern "tell sb about sth", the part "sb" is regarded as indirect object or direct object.
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Can “describe” take two objects?

He described the situation to me. correct He described me the situation. wrong The second sentence is said to be wrong with the reason that describe cannot take two objects. If that is so then ...
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What is the nuance of “Pick yourself up a copy!”?

An American guy introduced a book, written by himself and published this year, and then said like this in an online video. "If you're interested, if you want to hear more like this, definitely pick ...
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Sentence structure of “[Something] helped win her the respect [of somebody]”?

I encountered this sentence: Her unquestioned probity helped win her the respect of her fellow judges. I take it to mean Her unquestioned probity helped her win the respect of her ...
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Does this sentence miss a “to” after “assign”

Suppose this sentence, I've found it in a scholarly technical article about Android. Based on criteria, such as the requested permissions, apps are assigned a security type. In my opinion, this ...
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What's indirect about indirect objects?

Source: p 126, If I Was You..., Lauren Sussman, 2014 The third type of complement used with a transitive verb is an indirect object. It comes before a direct object and answers the question to ...
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“To analyze” or “for analysis”?

Should I say: "Acoustic parameters of these sentences were extracted to analyze. " or "Acoustic parameters of these sentences were extracted for analysis. " Or anything else?
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Reach Agreement With

The phrase "reach agreement" means that all participants agree something, not just one individual participant So, in this: link Tichelman was arrested on July 4 after police said a detective ...
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“Proposed her” vs. “proposed to her”

I get confused sometimes because I read both phrases(proposed her or proposed to her). So, please let me know, which one is correct? I proposed to her. vs. I proposed her.
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Can we use “to” before home, if we are using determiners (her, my, your etc.) before home?

I know these sentences are correct: I am going home. I am coming home. I went home. Please let me know, are these sentences also correct or not: I am going to her home. I am ...
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Is “get benefits” correct in this context?

I am writing this context: Culture exchange is very important for societies in order to get benefits from each other. One form of culture exchange is creating good connections between academic ...
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How to join sentences that have a preposition

This is the chair. My parents gave it to me. This is the chair which my parents gave to me. This is the chair which my parents gave me. Should it have "to" or not?