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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 month ago

In the sentence "I gave bob, ross." Is ross the direct or indirect object? ?

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  • 1 month ago

    Bob Ross is the name of an artist (painter) who passed away a few years ago. "I gave (a) Bob Ross" would mean they gave someone a Bob Ross painting. 

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  • Zirp
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    1 month ago

    No. What the phrase seems to mean is that you are talking to ross, and explaining that you gave bob to someone else

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  • Dave
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    1 month ago

    In that sentence 'Ross' is the direct object. In such a simple (basic) sentence like this one (where the verb you have chosen is set up for both types of object), stripped to its essentials, indirect [whatever part of speech in that slot] comes before [direct] object. "I give [i.o.] my dog [d.o.] beef-bones." "The historians gave [i.o.] that time period [d.o.] the following name, [new clause:] which has become the customary term ..." etc., etc. 

  • 1 month ago

    That makes no sense.  Explain what you're trying to say.

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