Results 1 to 2 of 2
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China

    • Join Date: Oct 2007
    • Posts: 1,618
    #1

    supply sb sth

    An English-Chinese dictionary compiled by Chinese experts some thirty years ago contains this phrase in the entry of 'supply':

    supply sb an answer

    But I've never encountered any sentences with such a structure. I asked about it on a Chinese website for English-learning. They did find online a few sentences with "supplied me/ him/ her/ us/ them + a noun".

    My question is whether this structure can be used and whether the first object has to be a pronoun (this is what I speculate) if we do use it.

    Thank you very much.


    • Join Date: Jul 2007
    • Posts: 554
    #2

    Re: supply sb sth

    You need to use 'with'

    For example:

    Obviously, we had to supply her with an answer very quickly.

    or

    Obviously, it was necessary to supply her with an answer very quickly

Similar Threads

  1. We have to supply...
    By sweetie_s in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-Feb-2006, 00:25
  2. 'for new cities'
    By peteryoung in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 17-Jul-2005, 00:20
  3. to deliver or to supply
    By Dany in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 16-May-2005, 17:42
  4. Sentence from News
    By whl626 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 15-Oct-2003, 03:27

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •