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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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Is the comma in this context grammatical

Russian military officers hacked Democratic servers to steal thousands of emails in 2016, the intelligence community and the special counsel found. Is the comma above grammatical? I think it isn't ...
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Are the reflexive pronouns direct or indirect?

Are the reflexive pronouns direct or indirect ? For example, consider this sentence: I made myself a pizza here "myself" is an indirect or indirect object ? Also does the meaning change if I make ...
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What is the subject and object in this quote by Pablo Picasso [closed]

I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso Is this a good sentence construction? The subject is "I," but is there more than one subject in it?
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Can I say “You will start all again”

Is it right to say "You will start all again"? I know that 'You will start all over again' is right and I think I can also say 'You will start it all again'. But can I say 'You will start all again'?
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Intransitive verb + one's way construction

The following seems to be transitive verb + one's way constructions. She pushed her way through the crowd. She cut her way through the jungle. I parse that as this: S+V+O+O.C Yet, the ...
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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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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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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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Interpretation of 'against' in 'offend against'

http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/offend contains the definition. Are people whose jobs concern the fight against crime likely to be biased jurors? ... The court decided that ...
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What is “early spring” in following sentence?

The hills here are covered with wildflowers in early spring. At first, I thought it was an adverbial phrase but it's not. Preposition in implies that "early spring" is a noun but how? Let's look at ...
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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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Is it possible for an object to be both “complicated” and “detailed”?

It seems to me that something cannot be both complicated and detailed. In general usage, complicated seems to be applied to things which are very difficult to understand. For example: The project's ...
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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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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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Is “I baked and served some pancakes to the guests.” grammatically correct?

I baked some pancakes and served them to the guests. This sentence has two verbs "bake and serve" that take the same object "pancakes". Is it possible to simplify the above sentence as follows?: ...
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Is “might well” equal to “might as well”? Is one “that” not enough for an object-clause? Are they two other old-fashioned ways?

“Many speakers to the House the other night in the debate on the reduction of armaments seemed to show a most lamentable ignorance of the conditions under which the British Empire maintains its ...
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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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What does mean “to get {somebody} {something}”

Could you say if I'm correct translating the following sentence: And I'd like to see about getting Harry some contacts. like And I'd like to see about providing Harry with some contacts. I'm ...
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What do you think of the movie?

What did you think about/of the movie? (Merriam-Webster’s Learner’s) Before I came across this sentence, I used to think that the complement of ‘think’ in the above is the prepositional phrase. (...
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“Give me it” is considered a mistake?

I usually say 'Give it to me please'. But I've heard a non English speaker mom who said to her baby girl 'Give me it'. Is it considered natural or it's a mistake?
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Can 'address" used as a verb be used without an object?

I received an email from a client who is a native English speaker. At the end of his message, he wrote, :If there are any follow-up questions we are happy to address." This sounds weird to me. ...
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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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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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'Us' or 'We' when we remove 'About' from 'About Us'

'About Us' is a popular tag in any menu of any website. Of course, it is important to tell the world who you are. Many companies love to play with words just to add fun and so to engage people more. ...
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Can someone explain to me what are the subject and the object in this sentence?

Example 1: Some of the grain appears to be contaminated. Why the subject is "some" and not "Grain"? Example 2: Pierre puts a lot of garlic in his food. The subject here is "Pierre," but what ...
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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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No object found in the last part of the sentence, is it grammatical?

Pile them in the frozen-food cabinets with the juice, and there was breakfast ready, oven-fresh, from the east coast to the west. I am confused about the bold part from an article which talks about ...
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Inversions with “gave this”

How do you feel a and b? (inversion?) Where did you get that? a.Your friend this gave to me. b.Your friend gave this to me. What if the sentenses to use "has"? Where did you get that? a....
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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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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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The construction of the verb “to show”

Does the verb "to show" require any objects: direct and/or indirect? eg. We have shown the similarities between patterns of RNA.--> to whom? or is the sentence complete on its own? I know that you can ...
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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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Asking a name/address

Which are correct? He asked my name He asked me my name He asked for my name He asked my address He asked me my address He asked for my address
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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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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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the missing object of the verb

But the thing I didn't care a damn about, didn't even grasp to be happening, was the passing-away of the old life I'd know. (Coming up for air) What is the object of the verb grasp ? Is it the thing ...
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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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Is it necessary to add an object?

If I want to admit I have lied, I can say "I have lied". But can I also say "I have stolen" or "I have smoked" by itself or do I need to add what I have stolen or smoked? ...
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Is “his wife” a pronoun in this sentence?

In this sentence, I know "them" is a pronoun but I'm not sure if "his wife" is a pronoun or not? Rand loves sports cars, and his wife loves them too
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They don't want HER to think THEM not to appreciate

I've got such task. My friend said that the first variant is better. But I supposed the second one to be more clear. In my country the english constructions like these are called as "complex objects". ...
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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 ...
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Passive form of intransitive verbs

Is it possible to make intransitive verbs into a passive form? For example, Most of the representatives said they plan to take the subway train to the convention building rather than ride a cab ...
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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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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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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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How Understand “A stage usually referred to as runtime”?

I know A stage is subject, but my question: What is the predicate? as or refer? What is the object? Maybe runtime? Edit: I paste whole sentence here: Code written using the .NET Framework is ...
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How many objects are in here?

Paul accuses her of being over cautious. (thearchers.co.uk) ‘of being over cautions’ is adverbial complement. Is there one (direct) object – her – in the sentence, or two? indirect – her, and ...
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“I come from France”

Is "France" the direct object in the sentence? "I" is doing the verb "come" but is France receiving the verb? The grammar book says that direct object answers who or what ...