[Grammar] 'Look after' is used with these nouns as the object

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In Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English 2nd, it says:

'Look after' is used with these nouns as the object: baby, health, interest, kid, relative, sick, thing
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Does 'as the object' refer to 'these nouns'? However, does this sentence have any grammatical wrong?

From an grammatical point of view, I would think that it means that "'Look after' is used...as the object" (ie use...as), so 'as the object' refers to 'Look after'.

What do you think about it?
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In the Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English 2nd, it says:

'Look after' is used with these nouns as the object: baby, health, interest, kid, relative, sick, thing
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Does 'as the object' refer to 'these nouns'? Yes, those nouns are the object of "look after" in full sentences.
However, does this sentence have any grammatical [STRIKE]wrong[/STRIKE] errors? If you're talking about the sentence in the dictionary, no, it's grammatically correct.

From [STRIKE]an[/STRIKE] a grammatical point of view, I would think that it means that "'Look after' is used...as the object" (ie use...as), so 'as the object' refers to 'Look after'. No. "Look after" (a phrasal verb) can't be an object.

What do you think? [STRIKE]about it?[/STRIKE]
Thanks!

PS I also posted the same question on this, but all of your answers are unique to me. Hope we can discuss with each other. Thank you.

See above.
 

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In the Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English 2nd, it says:

Isn't 'Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English 2nd' a proper noun?
Why does it use 'the'?

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Isn't 'Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English 2nd' a proper noun?
Why does it use 'the'?
That's a tough one. I'd have to consider more examples, but I suspect the answer lies in the word "Dictionary" being both part of the title and a suitable descriptor for the book. In any case, the definite article is required.
 

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Look after is the verb. The object - what is being looked after - is the baby, etc.
 

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Isn't 'Oxford Collocations Dictionary for students of English 2nd' a proper noun?
Why does it use 'the'?

Who told you that proper nouns don't take a definite article? Many do.
 
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