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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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Using “ponder” as an intransitive verb?

In one my novels, a separate section is given as Points to Ponder Over. However, no phrasal verb as such (ponder over) really exists. By Oxford dictionary, ponder is a transitive verb. So it cannot be ...
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“I like to do cycling” or “I like to go for cycling” - which is correct?

Which out of the two is correct? I like to do cycling . I like to go for cycling . Is 'Cycling' in both the examples used in noun form?
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“Was it SHE you were talking about?”

I have a doubt in choosing the subject and object form of pronoun in some sentences I found following examples in "Word Power Made Easy" by Norman Lewis. But there was no explanation covered for the ...
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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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Is there no object in the passive voice?

As the object of active voice becomes the subject of passive voice and the subject of active voice comes after preposition by.(and sometimes dropped) I dont think there is an object there. Right?
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Usage of it and ommission of object

Temperatures on the moon are quite extreme, ranging from 110°C to - 173°C. This occurs because there is no atmosphere to filter sun’s rays when it is shining and then to ...
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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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Subject & Object forms [duplicate]

"That is me." Why is this incorrect and why should we use "that is I" please? I think we can't say the pronoun "that" can't act as a subject: That is a keyboard. Who is she? Here, too, "who" is not ...
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'The information entered' or 'The entered information'?

Regards.. I would like to discuss about the comparison of the following two sentences : We provide the information entered to the management. We provide the entered information to the ...
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“Answer to the phone” and “Answer the phone”

If we want to use the verb answer, should we say: "answer to the phone" or "answer the phone"? How about other cases like answering (to) other things like someones question, query etc.
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Sentences with “no one”

Is there at least one right sentence on the list? 1) You should say it to no one 2) You shouldn't say it to no one 3) You say it to no one
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It's a question of the TOEIC test [closed]

Which is the correct answer? The president of Girou Electronics stated that the financial performance of the company was a personal responsibility of ... his himself he him
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“Only she in the world ” or “only her in the world”?

Example: My girlfriend acted her usual self today. She chuckled at my dumb jokes, slung her cute remarks, gaped at the thoughts only she/her in the world found interesting. I searched both ...
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“Who” instead of “whom” in the objective case

Is it grammatically acceptable to use "who" instead of "whom"? Who does this coat belong to? or even Who does he love? I am especially interested in the second case since I know that it's ...
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Is the phrase “the long way of the oval” the object of the clause and should there be an “into” before it?

I encountered this sentence when reading "A Morbid Taste for Bones" by Ellis Peters: Cadfael turned towards the cry, thrusting through thorn-branches, and came out in a narrow oval of grass ...
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Is “want someone to do” double objects?

This might be double objects or an object with a complement. Which is right?
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Object pronoun usage in imperative structure

Why do we use object pronouns in this imperative statements and what is the name of this kind of structure conveying kindness, hate and other emotions?: Kindness: Thank you!, Bless you! Hate: Damn ...
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Omission of direct object [closed]

There are some verbs that in English don't take any object direct like "to promise" in: I promise; to know: I know. Besides, on replying a question like: Are you sure? Yes, I am. Translated into ...
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What is the grammatical difference between “think” and “support”

A friend of mine is learning English. Today, while studying, we ran into a situation that I (as a native English speaker) don't know how to explain. To think and to support are both transitive verbs. ...
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What is an object of a preposition

What does it mean "object of a preposition"? Could you explain it by one or two example sentences?
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ambiguity of “for”

I know "for" may have different meaning in different context. I'll cook the dinner for you. This sentence can be understood as 1) I'll cook the dinner for you to enjoy it. "you" is the ...
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Does the trick of replacing “who/whom” with “he/him” always work?

In many grammar books, whenever Who vs Whom comes up, you get the rule (who is used for to refer to the subject, whom is for the object or preposition) and then you get this supposedly handy tip: ...
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Was this sentence formed grammatically correct?

"The charts below show the results of a questionnaire that asked visitors to the Parkway Hotel how they rated the hotel's customer service." Does this information sentence above look grammatically ...
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Why can't we say “explain me it” or “say me it”?

By putting the direct object before the indirect object we can say: tell it to me say it to me explain it to me And if we put the indirect object before the direct object we can say: ...
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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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Interpretaion : referred to as

In the science article, I found this sentence. In order to perform these distinct functions, proteins rely on the precise 3D arrangement of functional groups — referred to as the protein fold. ...
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I have several questions about the sentence “now to her left over the rooftops to where” from the novel “Waterland” by Graham Swift

Source (Waterland, by Graham Swift.) I have several questions about this sentence: "For fifty-four years she will sit on a blue velvet chair before the window in an upper room (not the room once ...
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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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Is “V-ing of something” structure always possible?

I just have read an article of gerund on Grammar girl and started to wonder. Can transitive verbs always have gerund form followed by "of objective" ? As shown on the site, they defuse the bomb. ...
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Questions about the sentence “All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle” from Lord of the Flies

I still have another question about the sentence "All round him the long scar smashed into the jungle was a bath of heat" from the novel "Lord of the flies". https://yadi.sk/i/uPxx0YAzuTL6s The ...
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What does “to do so” refer to in the following sentence?

What does "to do so" refer to in the following sentence: Although these ambiguities formed a backdrop to the heated debates in the formulation of the WDR, the real controversy concerned ...
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She does homework every day vs She does her homework every day vs She does the homework every day

Can I use the first example? She does homework every day She does her homework every day She does the homework every day Or is the object her required?
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Whether the word “yourself” is used as an object pronoun or not?

You'll have to explain yourself more clearly. In this sentence, I'd like to know whether the word "yourself" is used as an object pronoun or not. Thanks in advance.
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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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transitive and intransitive verbs

Is it plausible to mainly take account of the image of action that a certain verb gives rather than the usage (transitive or intransitive) of verb when I construct a sentence? Of Course,I'm asking ...
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Which one is correct “me” or “I am”?

In this blog, I think objective form of pronoun "me" is wrong. As always, I give you ONLY the facts. You decide for yourself whether he is right or me. Can I rephrase the sentence as follows? ...
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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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Should an infinitive be treated as a subject or object?

Should an infinitive be treated as a subject or object? For example, in 'I want to know it', is the 'to know' subjective or objective?
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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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Object form for negative sentense

In English, when we say Birds don't eat durians. or Birds don't eat durian. or Birds don't eat a durian. or Birds don't eat any durians. or Birds don't eat any durian. Which ...
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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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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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Which would be better, “I” or “me” in the following sentence?

I see generally people use I for addressing themselves, but some people also use me in the same sense. Which is better to use, I or me? Let I recommend you for this... or Let me recommend ...
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What is the object in “he lent me a book”? [duplicate]

It's a very simple question actually, but someone asked this to me suddenly and I got confused He lent me a book. In this sentence, is the object book (the thing being lent) or me (the one ...
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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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'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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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 ...