English Grammar: Ditransitive Verbs

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Definition:

A Ditransitive Verb is one that takes both a direct object and an indirect object.

EG: He gave her the letter. ('The letter' is the direct object, what he gave, and 'her' is the indirect object, the person he gave it to. This sentence can also be written 'He gave the letter to her'.)

See Also:

Ambitransitive VerbIntransitive Verb ; Transitive Verb  

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Verbs and Tenses

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