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ditransitive vs monotransitive

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ditransitive vs monotransitive

Postby sabiha » Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:30 am

I have met the following difficulties while analysing my corpus.
I have classified the following verb as ditransitive. Do you agree with me?
- Incremental benefits of quadrivalent vaccination do not have a large effect on the cost differential.

I have classified the following verbs as monotransitive. Do you agree with me?
- Costs were discounted at 3.5% per year.
-The annual number of unique warts episodes was estimated at about 156 000.

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Re: ditransitive vs monotransitive

Postby Alan » Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:19 am

You seem not really to understand the terms in question.

A ditransitive verb is one such as 'give' or 'tell' which can govern both a direct and a (non-prepositional) indirect object. Neither of the examples you cite would fall into that category.
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