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obj: direct object

The direct object of a verb is the noun phrase that denotes the entity acted upon.

Citesc o carte . \n Read-I a book .
obj(Citesc, carte)
O văd . \n Her see-I .
obj(văd, O)

When the direct object is doubled by a pronoun, this is marked as expl.

O văd pe Mara . \n Her see-I PE Mara .
obj(văd, Mara)
expl(văd, O)

Romanian allows for the occurrence of two Accusative objects with some (uses of certain) verbs: the [+Animate] object (the direct object in traditional grammar terms) is anlysed here as iobj, while the other Accusative object (the secondary object in traditional grammar terms) is obj:

Bunica i-a învățat pe copii o poezie . \n Grandmother-the them-has taught PE children a poem .
obj(învățat, poezie)
iobj(învățat, copii)

obj in other languages: [bej] [bg] [bm] [cop] [cs] [de] [el] [en] [es] [ess] [et] [eu] [fi] [fr] [fro] [ga] [gsw] [hy] [it] [ja] [kk] [kmr] [mr] [no] [pcm] [pt] [ro] [ru] [sv] [swl] [tr] [u] [vi] [yue] [zh]