retained object
noun Date: circa 1904 an object of a verb in the predicate of a passive construction (as me in “a book was given me” and book in “I was given a book”)

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  • retained object — noun an object in a passive construction • Hypernyms: ↑object * * * noun : an object in a passive construction that is identical with the direct or indirect object in the corresponding active construction me in a book was given me and book in I… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • retained object — /rəteɪnd ˈɒbdʒɛkt/ (say ruhtaynd objekt) noun an object in a passive construction identical with the direct or indirect object in the corresponding active construction, as me in the picture was shown me (corresponding active construction: they… …   Australian English dictionary

  • retained object complement — Gram. an object complement that is kept in its predicative position following the verb when the verb is transformed into the passive voice, as genius in He was considered a genius from (They) considered him a genius. * * * …   Universalium

  • retained object complement — Gram. an object complement that is kept in its predicative position following the verb when the verb is transformed into the passive voice, as genius in He was considered a genius from (They) considered him a genius …   Useful english dictionary

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