Andrew Patterson wrote: >Ditransitive verbs - Verbs that can take two objects > >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 havenít 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. > >Iím not sure, but this list might include every English Ditransitive verb. > > > > I'm not too fond of the idea of ditrasitivity. Every transitive verb, in my opinion, is also 'ditransitive'(ie. can take indirect objects), at least in English. Going through examples in my head, I can think of none that aren't. The more common a verb, is, though, the more likely you are to rely on word order than prepositions.