Particles regarding 好き

I have a question regarding which particles to using when using 好き. I learned that this word acts as an adjective in Japanese meaning something along the lines of “is liked by”, so the thing being liked is marked by が (and the person doing the liking by は). Ex. 私は猫が好き。However, I’ve been hearing in anime (mostly Re:Zero) sentence constructions where the speaker uses が and the person being liked is marked by を. Ex. 俺がお前らを大好きだ。Why is this the case?

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Here’s a stack exchange Q&A about を好き if it helps at all.

grammar - Usage of ~を好き outside of embedded clauses - Japanese Language Stack Exchange

Outside of that, when it’s possible, there’s a tendency not to repeat particles, especially when choosing your wording carefully (which writers are doing when writing scripts), even if the repeated particles would be grammatically normal and acceptable.

I will say I’ve never heard this kind of を好き in real life.


That’s really interesting! Thanks a bunch!

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