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A noun phrase denoting a person or thing that is the recipient of the action of a transitive verb

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What exactly is the word “there” in an existential construction? And related questions

Consider the example below: "There was a cat under the table." There have been numerous questions asked that have involved the topic of existential constructions and the word "there" that is used ...
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Object/subject question

Given the sentence: I gave Tom a cup. I can say, that I is the subject. But what is object here: "Tom" or "a cup" ?
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Missed who vs. Missed whom?

I play online multiplayer game clash of clan. Two native English speakers were talking with each other. The first one showed(appeared?) after some days, and then the other person said: Missed who ...
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Why is “his driving the car” wrong?

I don't approve of his driving of the car. According to my text book, "his driving" cannot take the object "the car" directly, instead it needs "of" to put the object as in the sentence. Another ...
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Make it happen?

We use the phrase make it happen. But why don't we use happens since it has the third-person pronoun it? Why not Make it happens
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“Not I” or “Not me”?

After asking about “me” for answering a question. at Answering a question with "Me" instead of "I" + <auxiliary verb>, I think I understand how to use “me” for answering a ...
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make (it) clear what

I know some phrases can take clauses as objects: make sure that-clause/if, whether-clause/wh-clause I want to make sure that everything goes well. bear in mind that-clause/if, whether-clause/wh-...
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'Yours and mine' or 'Your and my'?

I'm pretty clear about using subject or object version of pronouns. While writing a line, I naturally wrote it in this way - Your and my grandparents had grown listening to this piece of music. But ...
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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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Are these two sentences the same? What are the nuances in these two scenarios?

He bought me a book. He bought a book for me. Are the two sentences above the same? I wonder whether there are some nuances differentiating these two scenarios.
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Where are the objects and the attributes in these sentences

Where are the objects and the attributes in these sentences? There was no reply, but in a moment Miss Glaser began to play the opening bars of one of Schumann’s songs. It was no strain on the ...
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object complement after “due to”

1) Your poor examination result is due to the problem that you do not want to learn about grammar. I use a noun clause "that .....grammar" as a complement for "the problem". Is the sentence structure ...
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correct usage of clauses referring to subject and object

I have a doubt on my construction. Here is my original idea. i have written it in 2 sentences. Outer bounds are fixed using method A. Method A leads to a closed polygon having preserved their ...
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How to separate a possessive adjective from its noun properly?

I will explain with examples. I sat between her and the door I sat between her and her bag. "her" would mean the girl herself, in the first example, and it would still mean that in the second ...