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I study English Language, and Literature in a college, and one of the mandatory courses is called Syntax. I have watched a link that explains what is this topic about in general, and it is:

My question is: I am un-assured, uncertain, and insecure whether the word "outside" is indeed an object or not that is mentioned in the minute 01:26 - 01:29 in the sentence:" The boy looks outside of the window." Can a native speaker of English explains it to me why is it an object?
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The presenter has made an unfortunate choice of examples here. In my opinion, she is not a linguist, so I would go to other sources of information on the subject.

The verb "look" is intransitive. Intransitive verbs have no object. There is a complement which completes the meaning of the sentence.


"The boy looks outside of the window" is not a possible sentence in American English. It is utterly unidiomatic.

Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.

Here are some options for English grammar ( syntax.)

I have looked at the first few minutes of each of these. Much better.

Series #1 - Three videos. They are marked "old" but I did not find an updated version.

The basics of grammar and syntax

Discusses transitive / intransitive verbs

Discusses complements, adjuncts, tree diagrams

Series #2 - first in the play list:


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Sincerely do I appreciate it mate; thanks!