Unit 29: Two–object verbs | Grammar | A2
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Unit 29: Two–object verbs | Grammar | A2

Một số động từ như ‘give’ ‘show’, đều có tân ngữ trực tiếp và tân ngữ gián tiếp.

Trong câu: Peter gave me the letter. 
the letter = direct object (lá thư = tân ngữ trực tiếp)
me = indirect object       (tôi = tân ngữ gián tiếp)

Tân ngữ gián tiếp có thể xuất hiện trước tân ngữ trực tiếp nếu không có giới từ, như ví dụ trên, hoặc đứng sau tân ngữ trực tiếp đi với ‘to’ hoặc ‘for’.
VD. Peter gave the letter to me.


Fill the gaps in the sentences below with either to or for before the indirect object

1. This new idea will save a lot of money ________ the company.

2. He teaches karate ________ young children.

3. I ‘ve made a cake ________ you and Sarah.

4. We bought a new hutch ________ our pet rabbit.

5. Can you return the money ________ Anne by Friday?

6. My mother always sends food parcels ________ the orphans at Christmas.

7. Pass the ball ________ the goalkeeper.

8. They found a flat in the city ________ their parents.

9. I showed my holiday photographs ________ my friend.

10. Save some cake ________ the boys.


Now express the above sentences without using the preposition to or for by putting the indirect object in front of the direct object. The first one is done for you:

1. This new Idea will save the company a lot of money.

2. He teaches ___________________________________

3. I've made _____________________________________

4. We bought ____________________________________

5. Can you return _________________________________

6. My mother always sends _________________________

7. Pass _________________________________________

8. They found _____________________________________

9. I showed _______________________________________

10. Save _________________________________________


Underline the indirect objects in the sentences below. The first one is done for you:

1. He gave his girlfriend a bunch of red roses.

2. They didn't give the guests much wine.

3. He lent his wife £500.

4. I sent the Andersons a Christmas card.

5. He likes to cook meals for the old people.

6. She is buying her daughter a new dress.

7. I found your son some old clothes,

8. She didn't pass the other pupils the note.

Now rewrite these sentences, exchanging the indirect object for him, her or them.

1. He gave her a bunch of red roses.

2. __________________________________

3. __________________________________

4. __________________________________

5. __________________________________

6. __________________________________

7. __________________________________

8. __________________________________