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Ditransitive verbs

What is meant by Ditransitive Verbs?

Ditransitive verbs are types of verbs which require two objects; they take the following sentence type: SVOO (Subject+ Verb + Object + Object).


  • She bought me a gift
  • He sent me a letter
  • lent you ten dollars

How many types do ditransitive verbs reflect?

This type of verbs can have five forms:

  • Simple ditransitive verbs: verbs which carry no additional preposition or particle, such as make, lend, give, send, bring, offer, find, pay, buy etc.
  • Derived ditransitive verbs: verbs which are derived by adding a particular prefix, such as remake, uncap, understate, unhook, reassign, resell, overpay, undertake, oversupply etc.


  • The teacher reassigned us the project
  • undertook myself to finish the work
  • Ditransitive phrasal verbs: verbs which are accompanied by a particle including get through, give back, take inetc.


  • Did you get through the paper I sent you, yesterday?
  • Please give me back my headphones.
  • Prepositional ditransitive verbs: verbs which are followed by a preposition like: remind…of/ provide…with/ convince…of/ inform…of/ compare…to/ supply…with/ congratulate…on/ introduce…to etc.


  • They accused him of the crime.
  • He introduced his mother to me.
  • congratulate you on your birthday.
  • Phrasal prepositional ditransitive verbs: verbs which take two particles, in which the first one is an adverb whereas the second is a preposition, like put up for, put…down to, fill in on, get across to etc.


  • The bust has got across the bridge to reach the city.

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