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    Smile Indirect Objective Complement

    Dear Teachers,

    for example: They made David captain.

    the "captain" above is objective complement for David(object) and its type is noun.

    for example: They paid David $4000.

    the "David" above is indirect object and its type is noun & no objective complement.

    Is there objective complement for indirect object. if so, could you give me an example.

    Thanks wholeheartedly.

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    Re: Indirect Objective Complement

    Yes, although comparatively rare - and hence seldom discussed in grammar books - there is such a thing as an indirect object complement, e.g. the infinitive phrase of

    They paid David 4,000 dollars to swim the Atlantic.

    which functions as complement to IO 'David'.

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