9 thoughts on “Dummy Direct Objects

    1. Ha ha, I guess that little sequence could describe a lot of different situations!

      But no, the only point is that all of those could have been handled with just a verb, but the grammar seems to demand (or allow) a direct object, so we stick one in there cause we are English speakers.

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  1. Benjamin Ledford

    I like it. Another optional construction that makes English such a powerful tool.

    Also, those constructions kind of remind me of Hebrew. You know, “He lifted up his eyes and saw,” “he got up and went,” etc.

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