Re: Sidaan Verbal System
|From:||Chris Bates <chris.maths_student@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 21, 2005, 11:16|
> What is the difference between a beneficiary and an indirect object?
>I would guess that the difference he means is one between a recipient
and a beneficiary. I can certainly differentiate the two, and so does
English for the most part for that matter:
I sent the letter to him != I sent the letter for him
Unlike most Romance languages and many other languages, English doesn't
generally allow a beneficiary to be marked by "to" on its own, although
of course you can form constructions involving "to" to indicate a
beneficiary, eg "to his benefit".