retained-object

retained object

noun Grammar.
an object in a passive construction identical with the direct or indirect object in the active construction from which it is derived, as the picture in I was shown the picture, which is also the direct object in the active construction (They ) showed me the picture.

Origin:
1930–35

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retained object
 
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grammar a direct or indirect object of a passive verb.The phrase the drawings in the sentence Harry was given the drawings is a retained object

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