--- Andrew Patterson <[log in to unmask]>
> Ditransitive verbs - Verbs that can take two
> Boil - Boil me an egg.
> Boil an egg for me.
> Burn = record onto a writable CD or DVD.
> Can you burn me a CD?
> Can you burn a CD for me?
> Bung [Infl] = throw
> Bung me the ball.
> The other verbs are:
> Buy, Call, Cook (and all kinds of cooking),
> Consider, Cry, Fetch, Find,
> Fry, Give, Hand, Hold, Leave, Lend, Lob, Offer,
> Pass, Post, Provide, Read,
> Send, Scribble, Serve, Show, Suggest, Teach,
> Tell, Think, Throw, Write.
> I haven’t quite gone into this deeply enough,
> but it seems that a word that
> is nearly synonyms to a verb that is
> ditransitive is also ditransitive.
> I’m not sure, but this list might include every
> English Ditransitive verb.
How about call, cash, crimp, clamp, crash, clock,
cool, crack, can, cap, cache, cage, calcify,
calk, calm, campaign,
cancel, cane, crinkle, canvass, captain,
carbonate, careen, carry, cart, case, clobber,
clone, confuse, conjoin, conk, cream,
etc., etc.? I haven't really been paying
attention to this thread, but is there a reason
for thinking that there are only about thirty
verbs that can take multiple objects in English?
If I understand right, all of those verbs (a
random sample from
which is a pretty cool resource) are
ditransitive, some tritransitive and can be put
into example sentences like you gave above. If
so, that's more Cs than your whole list! If not,
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