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    What can and cannot be an indirect or direct object and why?

    We can say "Pass the salad bowl to Claudia" and we can say "Pass Claudia the salad bowl".

    We can say "Hang the picture on the wall", but we cannot say "Hang the wall the picture".

    The "wall" can't function as an indirect object in the same way that Claudia can, yet both sentences use the same pattern.

    Pass Claudia the salad bowl. - Hang the wall the picture.
    Last edited by PROESL; 13-Aug-2009 at 04:59.

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