Double Object Construction (definition)

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A linguistic construction, such as a sentence, can have two objects instead of one object; this is identified as a double object construction. Verbs like give and buy typically used in double object construction as in (1) and (2).

  1. Tako gave Zelda the cake
  2. Dave bought Melissa the flowers


Gaelic does not have double object constructions.

See Also

Argument (definition)

External Links

DOC at Glottopedia


DOC at Glottopedia
Carnie, Andrew (2007). Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.