The doubt about the use of "you" it is of a regency order. There are many doubts about correct verbal rulership. Are verbs direct, indirect, or intransitive? Do they require preposition or not? Do they have direct or indirect objects?
- The intransitive verb no it requires complement, so we say it has full meaning. Example: The boy was born.
- The transitive verb requires complement and is divided into: direct and indirect transitive.
Indirect transitive: when the verb complement is followed by a preposition:
We need in affection. (from affection = indirect object)
Direct transitive: when the complement does not require a preposition:
We look for love and affection. (love and affection = direct object)
the oblique pronoun "you" is a substitute for indirect objects, that is, of the complements that have a preposition. while the pronouns The the the the and variations like lo, la are from direct objects.
Thus, the expression “greet him” is wrong, as the verb “greet” is direct transitive, that is, it requires a complement, but without a preposition.
a) I want to greet my father by effort. I want to greet-it by effort.
Now, notice a clause in which the verb requires a complement with a preposition:
a) Answered to the boss promptly. Answered-you readily.
In case of doubt the observation of the verb is necessary, as it is the verb that says whether the use of prepositions or not is necessary.
Let's look at one more example: I'm going to invite my best friend to the party.
Which is correct: Will I invite you to the party or Will I invite you to the party?
The verb “invite” is direct transitive, that is, it requires a complement. However, is this complement or not preceded by a preposition? Do not. Who invites, invites someone and not someone, for someone, etc. Therefore, the correct one is the second prayer.
By Sabrina Vilarinho
Graduated in Letters
Brazil School Team
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