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Grammar Presentation: Direct and Indirect Objects

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Joe Sweeney

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Grammar Presentation Direct and Indirect Objects object a noun or pronoun that gives meaning to the subject and verb of the sentence example Timmy rides his bike. Jane gave her car to Timmy. Different Types of objects Direct indirect indirect objects the noun or pronoun for which the action is done direct objects the noun or pronoun that receives the action of the verb more examples Henry grabbed the vacuum. I ran laps at the track. I forgot my homework in my locker at school. steps to identify the direct object 1. First locate the subject and verb in the sentence. I ran laps at the track. verb subject 2. now ask yourself what? or whom? about the verb "ran". I ran laps at the track. what? did i run? 3. what does the subject (I) Run?
(In other words, what did the subject do according to the verb?) I ran laps at the track. what did the subject run? it/he/she/they ran laps Direct object Additional examples Direct objects can also be more than just nouns. They can be prepositional phrases, verb phrases, and noun clauses. additional examples cont. My brother cleaned under the bed. My kids prefer to eat candy. He appreciates that you cleaned the house. way more examples Joseph repairs computers for other people. The students asked the teacher many questions. His mom cooked our dinner. steps to help identify indirect objects 1. First locate the subject and the verb His mom cooked our dinner. subject verb 2. Ask yourself To whom?, to what?, for whom?, or For what? about the subject and verb. His mom cooked our dinner. For whom? or for what? was dinner cooked. 3. For whom does the subject cook? His mom cooked our dinner. For whom was dinner cooked? (Whose dinner was cooked?) Dinner was cooked for us. indirect object Cripes, more examples Again, indirect objects can also be more than just nouns. They can be prepositional phrases, verb phrases, and noun clauses. stop, examples time My cousin gave under the bed a good scrubbing. You should give showering daily a try. The teacher gave that every student failed the exam some serious thought. Use of pronouns Direct and Indirect object pronouns simply refer to when an object is replaced with a pronoun. Tons and Tons of examples Paul took the flowers home. Paul took them home. Paul gave the flowers to his wife. Paul gave the flowers to her. the end yay grammar!
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