Ditransitive verbs are verbs that take two objects: a direct object and an indirect object.
The direct object is typically the thing that is affected or acted upon by the verb, while the indirect object is usually the person or thing to whom or for whom the action is performed (check out the difference between direct and indirect objects if you are unsure).
The indirect object typically comes before the direct object in the sentence, though this is not always the case.
Ditransitive verbs are used when someone or something that is not the subject receives something due to the action of the verb.
So the subject (I) lends the direct object (i.e. money) to the indirect object (the recipient i.e. the brother).
These are some common ditransitive verbs:
Remember that a verb will still be transitive if there is no indirect object:
Here are some examples of common ditransitive verbs and their direct and indirect objects:
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