object of the verb


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Noun1.object of the verb - the object that receives the direct action of the verb
object - (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; "the object of the verb"
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For example, if the participle is from a transitive verb, the participial phrase will include the direct object of the verb.
Again, although managing looks like a verb, it is used as a noun, in this case as the direct object of the verb anticipates.
Thus, it is a common development in Semitic for pronoun objects on an independently occurring X + pronoun object (X = iyya, -l, -it) to become grammaticalized as a unit as a predicate suffix, marking the subject or object of the verb.
Is it the object of the verb 'to ask', or the subject of 'is calling'?
From a terminological point of view, Salvi and Vanelli (16) propose to consider verbs as transitive or non-transitive according respectively to the presence or absence of an argument that functions as direct object of the verb.
All the most frequent and salient collocates as direct object of the verb cause are negative: BNC(Sc) (damage, pollution, disease, problem, cancer, symptom, increase, difficulty, confusion, reduction, death, loss, concern), BAWE(PS) (problems, error, change, damage, decrease, noise, concern, pressure, interference, reduction, drag, failure, reaction, harm, distortion, negligence, resistance, instability).
Half a century later, usage commentators began arguing that since a college confers a degree upon a student, the student should be the object of the verb graduate, not the subject performing the action.
ne indicates that the object of the verb need not be expressed.
The English reflexive may not be acceptable if it occurs directly after, and functions as the object of the verb.
As the survey of the "Iso suomen kielioppi" (2004 : 401) clearly shows, the large majority of the relevant deverbal suffixes (16 out of 18) derives nouns that can govern the original object of the verb in an unmarked as well as a marked form, often with the same lexical items, and no systematic dichotomy can be observed between the meaning or the use of the two kinds of compounds--even if native competence occasionally distinguishes between the use of the two variants.
who" relates to the subject "man" and is not the object of the verb "said.
Identifying the semantic properties of the object of the verb helps us to determine which verb can be used in a certain context: steal, rob, or burglarize.

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