How long can one do without love?


Senior Member
Slovenia, Slovene

is "love" a direct object of the sentence? If so, why? I understand what a direct object is and I have no problems in identifying them in most of the sentences but this example kind of confuses me. :confused:
  • elroy

    Imperfect Mod
    US English, Palestinian Arabic bilingual
    It is not a direct object. It is the object of the preposition "without."

    But don't you mean "go" instead of "do"?


    Senior Member
    Northern Ireland English
    I agree with elroy in that "go" would be more common, but "do" is still acceptable.
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