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Throw him跟throw at him有什么差别?

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I threw the ball at him代表我投球「到」他,而 I threw him the ball代表我投球「给」他。前者没有他受到球的含意,而后者有。这是因为后者的「主词+动词+受词1+受词2」格是属于双及物构式(Ditransitive Construction)。双及物构式的含意是「受词1受到受词2」。 

Reference:

Goldberg, A. E. (1995). Constructions: A construction grammar approach to argument structure. University of Chicago Press.

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