Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 16 Verbs with double objects

What is the direct object?
What is an indirect object?
Are all verbs followed by double objects?
Can these objects be reversed in a sentence?
What are prepositional objects?

Grade 10 Grammar Lesson 16 Verbs with double objects (1)

  •  Some verbs are followed by two objects. Usually, the first object is a person or animal (=receiver). We call it indirect object. The second object is usually a thing. We call it a direct object.
  •  We can also reverse the order of the objects by making it a prepositional object with to and for.
  •  The most common verbs that are followed by double objects are book, build, buy, catch, choose, cook, fetch, find, make, order, pour, save (these take for in prepositional object); and award, give, hand, lend, offer, owe, pass, show, teach, tell, throw (these take to in prepositional object).
  •  Verbs that take either to or for in prepositional object include bring, leave, pay, play, post, read, send, sing, take, write.
  •  Some verbs that take two objects can’t have the objects reversed with for/to. They include: allow, ask, cost, deny, forgive, guarantee, permit, refuse.
  • There are also verbs that can have a second object only if it’s a prepositional object.

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