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Indirect object

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An indirect object is a verbal object consisting of a noun phrase that refers to someone or something that is affected by the action of a verb used transitively (typically as a recipient), but is not the primary object. e.g. "me" in “Lucy gave me a present.”

Indirect objects usually go with a direct object, and always before said direct object: So the word order is subject (auxiliary) - verb - indirect object - direct object.[1]

Indirect objects may undergo dative shift with Germanic verbs.

In linguistics notation, indirect objects are marked as either IO, Oi, or Oi.

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