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mdemare · 2009-04-09 · Original thread
Calambrac's correct, nobody uses the first two forms, as google will tell you. But why not?

This is actually a very interesting question. You'd say "Cyberdyne Customers" is an indirect object.

I give Cyberdyne Customers a cookie. I give a cookie to Cyberdyne Customers. I ask Cyberdyne Customers a question. *I ask a question to Cyberdyne Customers.

Why is the last form incorrect? What rules apply here? If you're interested in questions like this, I can recommend Steven Pinker's "The Stuff of Thought" ( )

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