Some verbs, like give and bring can have two different patterns after them:

 

Noun Phrase (Subject) Verb Phrase Noun Phrase
(Direct object)
Prepositional
phrase
She
They
gave
brought
some money
a lot of food
to the old man
for the animals
     >>>>  <<<<
Noun Phrase (Subject) Verb Phrase Noun Phrase
(Indirect object)
Noun Phrase
(Direct object)
She
They
gave
brought
the old man
the animals
some money
a lot of food

These verbs are called double object verbs. When we have two noun phrases after the verb the first noun phrase is the indirect object and the second noun phrase is the direct object.

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Great !!!!!!!!

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yes ,right....

 this is very useful

I can't understand. help me!

  • Dear,Murad, there are given two types of object one is direct and other is indirect ,whereas sbject and verb are same,.meanwhile you should place direct object after the verb

I understand English but can't speak fluently. Help me by giving some important information.

This lesson is very helpful for me!

Hi and thank you for these lessons.
for me the clause "she gave the old man some money" does not sound logical
Did you wrote those two clauses in that way to show us how they do not make sense?  or are they grammatically correct?

Hi JSSierra

There is nothing wrong with that. To give somebody something is a common expression.

Thanks

Jack

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