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    Bloody Mary J. Poppins is offline Newbie
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    Default Direct Object or something else?

    Hi,

    'he allows a merger between two giants'

    is the whole 'merger between two giants' operating as DO, meaning that 'between two giants' is a postMod realised by a Prepositional Phrase.

    Or is only 'a merger' Direct Object and 'between two giants' something else?

    Please help!

    Thanks

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    Default Re: Direct Object or something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bloody Mary J. Poppins View Post
    Hi,

    'he allows a merger between two giants'

    is the whole 'merger between two giants' operating as DO, meaning that 'between two giants' is a postMod realised by a Prepositional Phrase.

    Or is only 'a merger' Direct Object and 'between two giants' something else?
    Sorry, but I don't know what you mean by "postMod". Something about a modifier? Normally I think of post-modernism when I hear that.

    I any case, I think the DO is "a merger", which is modified by the prep phrase 'between two giants". Is that what you meant?

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    Default Re: Direct Object or something else?

    hahaha I'm sorry for the confusion :)

    Yes it was post modifier that I meant.

    Thank you for your reply!
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    Mary

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