I read all the answers about “owe” but I am still confused. My question is not about the meaning of sentences, it’s clear but which grammar rule is used in these sentences:
- I owe you some money (and not I owe your money)
- You owe me some money (and not you owe my money)
are sentences on the left correct grammatically?
“owe” is usually a ditransitive verb: somebody owes somebody something.
We can say things like:
- I owe a lot of money. (Here ,”owe” is monotransitive. In this case, the creditors are not specified.)
When the creditor is specified, then the ditransitive pattern is required:
- I owe you / the bank a lot of money.