What is meant by Ditransitive Verbs?
Ditransitive verbs are types of verbs which require two objects; they take the following sentence type: SVOO (Subject+ Verb + Object + Object).
- She bought me a gift
- He sent me a letter
- I lent you ten dollars
How many types do ditransitive verbs reflect?
This type of verbs can have five forms:
- Simple ditransitive verbs: verbs which carry no additional preposition or particle, such as make, lend, give, send, bring, offer, find, pay, buy etc.
- Derived ditransitive verbs: verbs which are derived by adding a particular prefix, such as remake, uncap, understate, unhook, reassign, resell, overpay, undertake, oversupply etc.
- The teacher reassigned us the project
- I undertook myself to finish the work
- Ditransitive phrasal verbs: verbs which are accompanied by a particle including get through, give back, take in etc.
- Did you get through the paper I sent you, yesterday?
- Please give me back my headphones.
- Prepositional ditransitive verbs: verbs which are followed by a preposition like: remind…of/ provide…with/ convince…of/ inform…of/ compare…to/ supply…with/ congratulate…on/ introduce…to etc.
- They accused him of the crime.
- He introduced his mother to me.
- I congratulate you on your birthday.
- Phrasal prepositional ditransitive verbs: verbs which take two particles, in which the first one is an adverb whereas the second is a preposition, like put up for, put…down to, fill in on, get across to etc.
- The bust has got across the bridge to reach the city.