Hello one and all! I have been posting a lot of questions about objects recently and here is another one!
In the sentence
She persuaded her brother to do the dishes
how many of you would class "to do the dishes" as an object of the verb persuade? (her brother is clearly the direct object - can "to do the dishes" be classed as the indirect object? Is it an argument of the verb persuade? And if not what would you say it is?
I personally would say it is an object and an argument but so many definitions say an object must be a noun or a noun equivalent and I don't think it could be said to be either. All opinions welcome!