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    Question verbs

    HI everybody!!!

    My friend introduced his little sister to Mary.

    1. Is introduce ditransitive verb?
    2. to Mary - is it experiencer or recipient?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: verbs

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    Yes, the verb "introduce" is a ditransitive verb in this sentence, with "Mary" as the indirect object and "sister" as the direct object. Because "introduce" requires the preposition "to," the construction of the sentence is slightly different than in the simple ditransitive example "he gave her the ball." The "to" is optional with the verb "give" but one could say "he gave the ball to her."

    I'm not sure of your second question; I assume as the indirect object "Mary" is the recipient

    Last edited by Greg Forbes; 04-Nov-2008 at 23:25. Reason: misspelled word

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