Definition of Retained object
1. Noun. An object in a passive construction.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Retained Object
Literary usage of Retained object
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. English Usage: Studies in the History and Uses of English Words and Phrases by John Lesslie Hall (1917)
"CY retained object At a shrine about Canterbury he was shown ... Several of the best grammarians call it "the retained object"; the great German grammarian ..."
2. Good English, Oral and Written by William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch, George Linnaeus Marsh (1918)
"Write two sentences each containing a secondary object. Underline the direct objects once, the secondary objects twice. The retained object. ..."
3. Good English, Oral and Written, Book One-three by William Harris Elson, Lura E. Runkel, Clara E. Lynch, George Linaeus Marsh (1918)
"The retained object. 1. Charles granted George his desire. 2. ... The use of a word as a retained object is an accusative case-use. ..."
4. Practical Lessons in English Grammar and Composition by Henry Pendexter Emerson, Ida Catherine Bender (1910)
"LESSON CVI retained object 271. When a verb that takes both an indirect and a ... A word thus used is called a retained object. EXERCISE 140 Pick out the ..."
5. Two Years' Course in English Composition by Charles Lane Hanson (1912)
"If, however, the indirect object becomes the subject, the direct object is retained, and is sometimes called the retained object. I was paid a compliment by ..."
6. Two Years' Course in English Composition by Charles Lane Hanson (1912)
"The retained object, unlike the subjective complement, does not refer to the subject. See section 71. EXERCISES 284- Explain why the verbs in the following ..."