Double Object Construction (definition)
For a discussion of the lack of a double object construction in Scottish Gaelic see Double Object Construction
The double object construction in English is found with some ditransitive verbs, such as give, buy and send (1 & 2). In this construction the indirect object appears before the direct object and is not marked with a preposition.
- Tako gave Zelda the cake
- Dave bought Melissa the flowers
- Carnie, Andrew (2006). Syntax: A Generative Introduction. 2nd edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.