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    Indirect object of participle?

    Offering the candy to the child, the lady smiled.

    Could "child" be the indirect object of the participle "offering"?

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    Re: Indirect object of participle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In "Offering the child the candy", 'the child' is the indirect object of 'offering'.
    And the child is also the indirect object of Offering in the original example, I assume. Is that right, Paul Matthews?

    The direct object of Offering is the candy.


    Edit: I'd like to retract the part highlighted in blue, as it seems that I was mistaken. I'm leaving this post up, though, for the sake of the coherence of the thread.
    Last edited by jutfrank; 28-Apr-2020 at 18:05.

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    Re: Indirect object of participle?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In the original example, Offering the candy to the child, there is no indirect object.
    Are you sure? Okay.

    Some references would say that there is. I wasn't sure.

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