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What do you call a verb which accepts 2 nouns?

  • The function f assigns each value of x a value of f(x).
  • Please show me what you have done.
  • I tell you the truth.

What is the category name of words that can take 2 objects?

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marked as duplicate by Matt E. Эллен, RegDwigнt Oct 10 '12 at 9:44

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Grammarians call them ditransitive.

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