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the object that receives the direct action of the verb

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Prototypical The Direct Object as unpleasant or contaminating
Because the passive voice indicates that a direct object is being treated as a subject, only transitive verbs can be used in the passive voice.
in usage b is not a true direct object accusative, but an accusative of scope/parameter.
Brewer's claim is about the metaphysical structure of experience, an underappreciated consequence of which is that the direct object now only partially constitutes the 'most basic categorization' of experience.
Notice that (31b) in which the direct object precedes the applied object, the sentence is ungrammatical.
At the 1848 Woman's Rights Convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton said, "The history of mankind is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations on the part of man toward woman, having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over her.
Then there is the intransitive verb: the Japanese drive on the left, and one coordinates to that convention (no direct object there).
Analysing these sentences, the formula NP1 V TRANS NP2 (NP1 and NP2 stand for the subject and direct object, respectively, and V TRANS is a transitive verb) embodies their prototypical syntactic properties.
genitive and instrumental do not allow accusative case marker on an inanimate direct object.
they should have at most one expressed direct object
Speaking of "laying"--or "layin" as we say in Texas--it is worth repeating that "lie" is intransitive (you recline, for example) and cannot take a direct object while "lay" (I lay down my cards) always needs an object because it is a transitive verb (lay down your gun).
The assumption that the underlying direct internal argument is essential for obtaining secondary resultative predication is certainly consonant with Levin-Rappaport Hovav's Direct Object Restriction, which states that result XPs are invariably predicated of NPs in direct object position (Levin-Rappaport Hovav 1995).
5) If the verb in the impersonal reflexive is transitive, as in (lb), the clause has an overt direct object (notice the overt case marking and the lack of agreement with the verb).
The book breaks down the grammatical rules of Lebanese dialect, including verb tenses, conjugation, indirect and direct object usage, possessive pronouns, and passive and active participles that can take on a verbal meaning by using a grammatical structure that is adapted to that of the French language.
That "[t]he history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in their direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States" was the indictment of an individual, not an institution.
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