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Indirect Object

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Katie Slattery

on 8 March 2013

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Review What is an
indirect object? Got it? Show me! Indirect Object In 15 minutes you will be able to...
- define the term.
- identify the term in a sentence.
- apply it to your own writing. What 3 components make up the basic sentence structure? Subject - Verb - Object The students listen to the teacher. For an indirect object to appear in a sentence,
there must be a direct object. The indirect object is the noun or pronoun
that receives the direct object. An indirect object can be found by asking
who or what received the direct object. The indirect object usually comes before the direct object in a sentence. (We'll call this a DIRECT OBJECT from now on.) The teacher gave the students an assignment. The teacher completed the action, so that's the subject. What did the teacher do? Gave. That's the verb. What did she give? An assignment. That's the direct object. Who did she give it to?
The students.
That is the indirect object. Find the SUBJECT, VERB, DIRECT OBJECT, and INDIRECT OBJECT in this sentence. Natalie sent her cousin a postcard from Miami. Natalie - Subject sent - Verb her cousin - indirect object a postcard - direct object * Notice that the indirect object comes BEFORE the direct object. "You never give me your money,
You only give me your funny paper." (The Beatles) "I bought myself a parrot. The parrot talked. But it did not say, 'I'm hungry,' so it died."
(Mitch Hedberg) "Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have
Immortal longings in me."
(William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra) Find the DIRECT and INDIRECT objects Find the DIRECT and INDIRECT objects Find the DIRECT and INDIRECT objects Indirect objects in Literature Indirect objects in Music Indirect objects in Comedy Examples of verbs that can take a direct and indirect objects
(called TRANSITIVE verbs): Bring - Allow - Pass
Give - Send - Leave
Sell With a partner, form a sentence with the slips of paper provided. Once complete, tell us your sentence and its subject, verb, direct, and indirect object. Exit Slip: Application Card On the paper provided, write the following: 1) your name
2) the definition of an indirect object in your own words
3) your sentence from today
4) another sentence using I.O. Underline DIRECT OBJECT
Circle INDIRECT OBJECT hint: what is the teacher giving?
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