Definition of ditransitive in English:


Line breaks: di|transi¦tive
Pronunciation: /dʌɪˈtransɪtɪv
, -ˈtrɑː-, -nz-/


  • Denoting a verb that takes two objects, for example give as in I gave her the book.
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    • Consider the case of the ditransitive construction, exemplified by I gave the child a present.
    • Now some transitive verbs have the luxury of governing two objects, a direct object and an indirect object; let's call them ditransitive.
    • Places to look for ditransitive verbs include the translations of give, sell, and tell.

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