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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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Indirect questions - Identifying Subject / Object in indirect questions

I'm struggling to identify subjects and objects in indirect questions. Any rule of thumb to distinguish them apart? Here is my thinking.. In the following question, which would be the subject and ...
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What is tea called in the sentence?

Drinking tea is good for health. What is the function and name of the part of speech tea in the sentence given below. Drinking tea is good for health. Some grammarians say that tea is the object of ...
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Sentences without subjects and objects

I believe that a sentence in English must have a subject. (It does not necessarily have an object as for intransitive verbs.) A sentence without a subject is also possible as in an imperative sentence....
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Where is the object in the sentence?

In the example of John baked Mary a cake for her birthday. and John cried a river of tears over Mary. Which is the object in the sentences? Are both the object 'Mary'? If so, why?
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Use of singular/plural form in “their husband's pyres”

Raja Rammohan Roy was greatly pained when he heard the cries of widows being burnt on their husband's pyres. Raja Rammohan Roy was greatly pained when he heard the cries of widows being burnt on their ...
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Heard (his saying/him saying/him say)

When telling somebody what you did in order to get (to discover, to see) what somebody else did, what should I say? For example: Let me hear you say "i got it!" So I do something in order to get (in ...
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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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Object Question

I am wondering what the object question for this sentence would be: They are talking behind someone's back. The question should ask about the person whom they are talking behind their back.
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“in” or “for” as indicators of time in sentences with fronted objects

Which preposition is correct? These pictures she painted for a month. These pictures she painted in a month.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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“Send me that” or “Send that”

I am bit confused of the following sentences. Send me that book. or Send that book. The same way, Courier me that book or Courier that book. Which is correct? Can anyone help me out here?
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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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Is this use of 'whom' correct? [duplicate]

Apologies for the subject matter but, from a recent novel: This was a person I had known for several years, since college, whom I had seen vomit, whose life-changing cover letter I had basically ...
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What would you write as the object of this sentence?

Learning to respect others is important. Is the object: "to respect others" or "to respect"?
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What is the object of the verb here?

He put the snacks on the table for us to savor. Is the verb savour used transitively in the above sentence? Is this a case of ellipsis where the object them (snacks) is understood?
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What does this prepostion take as its own (implied) object?

I happened to see some comic website and found the web comic book writer wasn't drawing the comic for months and he got back with his update. And I saw this comment his fan wrote to the post. It said :...
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Are the sentences in quotations marks objects of verbs of the main sentences?

Harvold, who has not passed his driving test, said, 'I realized the bus was out of control when I was speaking to the students on the microphone.' 'We hit a barrier and swerved to the other side of ...
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Doing Object-Verb inversion

I was reading a poem named I Dream a World by Langston Hughes, where the first two lines say: I dream a world where man No other man will scorn At first I was having difficulties understanding this ...
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What kind of object is “people” in “He looks down on people”?

Is people in he looks down on people a direct object or an object of a preposition? I'm confused because looks down on is a phrasal verb, which should mean that on isn't a preposition.
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Can be “due to” used with regards to a 'positive' consequence attributable to a person?

I am not sure of whether this use of "due to" is correct or not: "This progress is due to Thomas." Where it says "progress" you can put any sort of positive result, ...
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“Left dislocation” of object for emphasis

I admire her. (SVO). Her I admire. (OSV). The left dislocation of the object is due to emphasis on it. "I know when he will come." Here, the object is "when he will come". Is 'left ...
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in the following grammar

Consider we have the sentence My bird likes sunflower seeds. She eats a lot of seeds everyday. Using pronoun resolution we can replace she with the actual subject 'My birds'; converting 'She ...
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Identifying subject and object of wh- non question

So I have this sentence What the feeling of the student is. But I'm a bit confused when identifying the subject and object of this sentence. Can anyone help me?
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Are “How much” and “How many” used in Object Questions, Subject Questions or both?

I came across with a text saying that questions starting with "How much" and "How many" are considered Subject Questions. I understand that in examples like: How many people are in the party? How ...
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Object and subject in the sentence with to be verbs

How can I determine the object and subject of sentences with to be verb? For example, what are the object and subject of the below sentence? The impacts of new changes are insignificant
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Have to parse “appreciate it if.”

I will appreciate it if you can help me. Someone says "it" is the dummy object, with the if-clause being the real one. I doubt it , because if that is the case, "if" can be replaced with "whether", ...
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When is inversion between the subject and the object or the subject and the complement possible?

When is inversion between the subject and the object or the subject and the complement possible? For instance: I stood at the window watching the kids play. <---> At the window watching the ...
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Parsing verbs as object

How do you parse run across the street below? I saw him (run across the street).
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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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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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“They've raised their hand” vs “They've raised their hands”? [duplicate]

Consider these two phrases: “They've raised their hand” “They've raised their hands” Does object have to agree with subject? To make the question more clear, let's assume all of them have raised ...
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With Tom's being a VIP, we should treat him very well

With Tom being a VIP, we should treat him very well. With Tom's being a VIP, we should treat him very well. Do they both sound correct?
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Is “I wonder whom you make cry” a correct sentence?

I would like to say "You made someone cry. I wonder whom." in only one sentence. And now this is what I've got: I wonder whom you made cry. To me, though, it sounds pretty odd that there isn't an ...
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two verbs with two objects

Does the following sound like natural English? The mayor acknowledged and received the protest, along with a petition with 40 signatures. A coworker of mine, who is a native speaker of English, ...
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dislike getting married?

I'm wondering if the object of "dislike" should be something that is naturally repeatable. Does it make sense to say the following? Many women dislike getting married.
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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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