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Denoting a verb that takes two objects, for example give as in I gave her the book.
- ‘Consider the case of the ditransitive construction, exemplified by I gave the child a present.’
- ‘Highly specific semantic constraints are associated directly with the ditransitive argument structure.’
- ‘Places to look for ditransitive verbs include the translations of give, sell, and tell.’
- ‘Now some transitive verbs have the luxury of governing two objects, a direct object and an indirect object; let's call them ditransitive.’
- ‘Verbs that act this way are known as ditransitive, meaning simply that they somehow always imply two objects - even if both are not always expressed.’
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