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|Subject:||ditransitive verbs, implied prepositions|
|Question:||A friend and I disagree about the second sentence in this passage: ''After Richard opened the window, the bird flew out. It was like a child whom he was now granting freedom.'' My friend holds that the sentence should be ''It was like a child to whom he was now granting freedom.'' I think the preposition is implied and isn't required. Thank you!|
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