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    All Indirect Objects in English are taken by "dative" verbs? All Indirect Objects in English are taken by ditransitive verbs?

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    Default Re: Indirect Objects

    Terminology is a problem, so instead of using the term verb, I'll opt for the term construct.

    Ditransitive constructs are also called double object constructs, for example, Max gave Sam the book, whereas to-dative constructs look like this, Max gave the book to Sam.

    Does that help?

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