I am trying to atomize this sentence:
She has not taken her hands off me all night.
Can you help me.
1) What is the direct object in this sentence?
2) Supposing her hands is the direct object, what is the personal pronoun me to the phrasal verb take off?
Show me here which "take off" is it in the sentence:
Cambridge Dictionaries Online - Cambridge University Press
Take off clothes.
Take off hands.
Put on clothes.
Put on hands?! - What does it mean?
you said "take off" is a separable obligatory pv.
I take off my shirt.
I take it off.
Are you sure?
Furthermore, can you see that [M] symbol?
This is what it means according to CD:
A phrasal verb which can (not must) be separated (where the adverb can go before or after the object).
(not verbs like "look after" which cannot be separated)
Where did he take his hands? He took it off me. It cannot be a pv.
"off me" is an adverb phrase and off is a preposition not an adverb.
He took off her clothes. Where did he take her clothes? Off??! --> It is a pv
He took her hands off me. Where did he take his hands? He took it off me. --> prep verb
The two take off's are different.