What Are Ditransitive Verbs?
Direct and Indirect Objects
A transitive verb takes a direct object; that is, the noun that receives the action. It can also have an indirect object that comes before the direct object. The indirect object tells 'to' or 'for' whom the action is done.
Examples of Common Ditransitive Verbs
Here is the list of common transitive verbs in English:
While some of these verbs only make sense with two objects, certain ditransitive verbs can also act as monotransitive verbs.
I baked a cake.
We can use ditransitive verbs in the passive voice. They are the only type of verbs that can have an object in passive voice.