There are some verbs in English that can be followed by a direct and an indirect object.

For example:

Subject/ verb/ Indirect object/ Direct object

  • Tony gave me some flowers
  • I brought you a bottle of wine

Prepositional phrase with TO:

  • award,offer,send,bring,pass,feed, promise, tell, give, pay, write, grant, show, teach, mail, sell, present, lend,post,read.
  • ex: My brother promised a laptop to me.

Prepositional phrase with FOR:

  • bake,find,pour,book,get,prepare,build,knit,reserve, buy, make, sing, cook, order, provide,do a favor
  • ex: He reserved a room for us.

More Examples on Verbs with Two Objects:

I gave him some money yesterday.(Active)
I gave some money to him yesterday.(Active)

Some money was given to him yesterday.(Passive)
He was given some money yesterday. (Passive)

I will buy her a book tomorrow.
A book will be bought for her tomorrow.
She will be bought a book tomorrow.

The teacher gave her a warning.
A warning was given to her by a teacher.
She was given a warning by the teacher.

The nurse will tell you the decision.
The decision will be told to you by the nurse.
You will be told the decision by the nurse.

They are going to provide us with accommodation.
The accommodation is going to be provided for us.
We are going to be provided with accommodation.

My sister sent me a card.
A card was sent to me by a sister.
I was sent a card by my sister.

He sold the old man an alarm clock.
An alarm clock was sold to the old man.
The old man was sold an alarm clock.