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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    My grandfather has forbidden me to stay up late

    Hello, I have a grammar problem and I need help.
    I know how to identify direct and indirect object but for example :

    My grandfather has forbidden me to stay up late

    David told me too many lies.

    So, the second one I know, told what? Too many lies. To whom? To me

    But what about the first one?
    Is it the same analysis?

  2. jutfrank's Avatar
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    #2

    Re: My grandfather has forbidden me to stay up late

    No, the first is different. to stay up late is not an object.

  3. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    #3

    Re: My grandfather has forbidden me to stay up late

    I consider 'to stay up late' an infinitive phrase modifying the direct object 'me'.
    I am not a teacher.

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