Indirect Objects can be used in several ways.
Give some money to John.
Give some money to him.
Give it to John.
Give it to him.
Give John some money.
Give him some money.
Give John it. (not common)
Give him it. (not common)
(In some very informal situations, you may hear people use this one.
Example: angry mother to child: Give me it right now!!)
Note the following:
Direct Object and Indirect Object Patterns
Pattern A and B
write, read, show, teach, tell, sell, send, lend, bring, take, pass, give
Pattern A and C
buy, get, make, find, do, bake, cash, save
Pattern A only
ask, cost, charge, wish
Pattern B only
explain, announce, describe, introduce, mention, prove, repeat, say, speak, report
(When used with for, has the meaning of ?on behalf of?)
Pattern C only
open, answer, close, change, pronounce, prescribe
None of the patterns
eat, sleep, talk, walk, and most other verbs
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