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 (dī-trăn′sĭ-tĭv, -zĭ-)
Of or relating to a verb that takes or can take two objects, as begrudge in I don't begrudge you your good luck, or find in She found him a job.
A ditransitive verb.

di·tran′si·tiv′i·ty n.


(of a verb) taking both a direct object and indirect object
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A Syllogistic Fragment of English with Ditransitive Verbs in Formal Semantics, Journal of Logic, Mathematics and Linguistics in Applied Sciences, Vol 1, No 1, 2016.
According to Beavers (2011), enviar 'to send' and lancar 'to throw' are ditransitive because they select a subject that triggers the event, a direct object, which receives the thematic role of Theme, and a third argument that represents Path.
Spec, VP is needed for ditransitive structures, or also for certain types of unaccusative structures.
Particular semantic structures together with their associated formal expressions are therefore recognised as representational units: the ditransitive construction, the caused motion construction, the resultative construction, the intransitive motion construction, the passive construction, among others.
The book narrowly examines the spoken data and delivers an account of the distribution of ditransitive patterns in British regions, analyzes pronominal ditransitives in more detail, and considers other dialect phenomena involving ditransitives, especially those in American English dialects.
The afternoon has made the children quiet for a while); and SVOO ditransitive sentences (e.
By contrast, ditransitive verbs cannot be used with (-)d'a and the same is valid for Tundra Nenets and Forest Enets.
As this section is not devoted to drawing the boundaries between monotransitive and ditransitive verbs in Pashto, therefore, we would consider only those examples in which the verb is used as monotransitive.
The ditransitive construction provides some illustration.
Verbs that can take a direct and an indirect object are called ditransitive verbs:
In this sub-section, I discuss word order facts relating to adverb placement as well as word order in transitive and ditransitive sentences in the quest to provide evidence that NPs that co-occur with OMs are dislocated in Ikalanga.
contribute cannot participate in the ditransitive construction, but, according to the FrameNet lexicographers, they belong to the same semantic frame, namely the 'giving' frame.