It should be noted that the direct object in the ‘V + indirect O + direct O’ structure tends to be non-definite. When the direct object is definite, it is frequently pre-posed or the 把 structure is preferred.
Tā sòng le wǒ yī liàng zì háng chē。
He gave me a bicycle (as a gift).
(一辆自行车 is non-definite.)
Nà liàng zì háng chē，tā sòng wǒ le 。= Tā bǎ nà liàng zì háng chē sòng wǒ le。
He gave me that bicycle (as a gift).
(那辆自行车 is defi nite. 他送了我那辆自行车 may sound odd.)
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 Teng, W. H. (2016). Yufa! A practical guide to Mandarin Chinese grammar. Taylor & Francis.