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Direct Objects

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Elizabeth Atz

on 21 October 2014

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Transcript of Direct Objects

Direct Objects
What'd you say? - Who you talkin' 'bout?
Just remember this simple formula:
Here are examples
of the formula in action:
Recognize a direct object when you see one...
A direct object will follow
a transitive verb.
Direct objects can be nouns, pronouns, *phrases, or *clauses.
Zippy and Maurice played soccer with a grapefruit picked from a backyard tree.
*an action verb that has an object receiving the action
He
sang
an
opera.

vs.
He
sang
beautifully.
If you can identify the subject and verb in a sentence, then finding the direct object—if one exists—is easy.
Zippy, Maurice = subjects
played = verb.
Zippy and Maurice played what?
Soccer = direct object.
Zippy and Maurice played soccer with a grapefruit picked from a backyard tree.
Zippy and Maurice played what?
One more example...
We helped Key Club raise money during their penny drive.
Subject?
Verb?
Question?
Direct Object?
We helped Key Club raise money during their penny drive.
who?
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