A factitive verb takes a DO with an object complement. In Hebrew, piel verbs can be factitives. video

We elected Jeb president of the consistory.

  • “We” is the subject.
  • “elect” is the factitive verb.
  • “Jeb” is the DO.
  • “president” is the object complement.

It would make no sense to write “We elected Jeb.” The reason for this is that “elect” is a factitive and requires an object complement.

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