ditransitive verb

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

Examples

'give' requires both a gift and a receiver, as in 'give the dog a bone'. Neither 'give the dog' nor 'give a bone' are grammatically complete.

ditransitive verb (plural ditransitive verbs)

  1. (grammar) A verb that requires (in the unmarked form) both a direct object and an indirect object so as to be grammatical.

Usage notes[edit]

  • "I don’t give a hoot" is not considered the unmarked form.

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