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    verbs with 2 objects

    Which verbs follow the pattern of the verbs explain, describe, suggest,say, confess,confirm?

    e.g. Explain the problem to me/Explain to me the problem

    He said hello to me./he said to me hello.

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    Re: verbs with 2 objects

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    Which verbs follow the pattern of the verbs explain, etc?

    e.g. Explain the problem to me/Explain to me the problem

    He said hello to me./he said to me hello.
    Very few. The versions I have underlined are not natural; in fact the second of these is very unnatural.

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    Re: verbs with 2 objects

    But it sounds right to say :He confessed to me( so why can't the other similar verbs have this pattern?)

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    Re: verbs with 2 objects

    Quote Originally Posted by allthewayanime View Post
    But it sounds right to say :He confessed to me( so why can't the other similar verbs have this pattern?)
    It doesn't sound right to say, "He confessed to me his crime".

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