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    Dameldut New Member

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    Who is "me" in this sentence?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Dameldut, Nov 16, 2017.

    He brings me water from the stream.

    Is "me" the subject or object? If "me" is the object then what is "water from the stream"?

    I know some of the rules are:
    Who/what is doing the action?
    "He"
    To whom/to what is the action being done?
    "me"
    And in all honesty this makes it seem like "me" is the object but then I still don't understand what "water from the stream" is.
     
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    OJB A Mean Old Man Contributor

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    He [Subject] brings [Verb] me [indirect object] water [Object] from the stream [Prepositional phrase.]
     
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    Hmm.

    "He" is the subject.
    I would say that the object is "water"--that's what's being brought.
    I suspect that if I had ever studied grammar, rather than just picked it up by reading a bazillion novels, I would know what "me" is.
     
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    I, like you, have read a bazillion novels.
    I thought this would automatically make me a good English tutor.
    Apparently, I was wrong. A student of mine asked me this question and I was totally stumped.
     

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