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Grammar Presentation: Direct and Indirect Objects
Transcript of Grammar Presentation: Direct and Indirect Objects
(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!