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di·tran·si·tive

 (dī-trăn′sĭ-tĭv, -zĭ-)
adj.
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.
n.
A ditransitive verb.

di·tran′si·tiv′i·ty n.
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ditransitive

(daɪˈtrænsɪtɪv)
adj
(of a verb) taking both a direct object and indirect object
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It targets specifically at (1) the case system of a particular language, (2) its non-verbal predicates and copula constructions (she is sick/a teacher), (3) secondary predication strategies (she eats the fish raw/works there as a teacher), (4) predicative complements and ditransitive constructions (she considers the boys intelligent), (5) adverbials (she went away angrily/first), (6) temporality and location (she will make sauna on saturday/drive faraway), (7) comparative and simile expressions (she is bigger than Janos/free as a bird), (8) the essive case versus the translative case (she is a teacher/became a teacher) and (9) word order and focus issues.
Mina sent Mel a book being derived from Mina sent a book to Mel), Goldberg (2002: 327) expresses the view that "it is profitable to look beyond alternations and to consider each surface pattern on its own terms." She also looks at the ditransitive alternation and explains that one should focus mainly on finding generalizations applying to each surface pattern separately, and not point out any correspondences between them.
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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.
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.
For Smythe Kung, direct objects are the single objects of transitive verbs, and indirect objects are the recipients in ditransitive verbs such as that in (43):
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.