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A noun or a pronoun.
Follows an action verb.
Receives the action of a verb.
A direct object can be
found by asking Whom? or
What? about an action verb.
A direct object can be found by asking
Whom? or What? about an action verb.
subject
action verb
Direct Object
The message reached the lawyer.
The message reached WHOM?
A direct object can be found by asking
Whom? or What? about an action verb.
subject
action verb
Direct Object
His landlord is raising the rent.
Is raising WHAT?
A direct object can be found by asking
Whom? or What? about an action verb.
subject
action
verb
DO
Marty and Carol served pie and
DO
ice cream for dessert.
Marty and Carol served
WHAT?
A direct object is never an adverb
or the object of a preposition.
D.O.
Joanne walked her dog.
Joanne walked briskly.
adverb
Prepositional phrase
Joanne walked to the store.
A noun or a pronoun.
Tells to whom or to what or for whom
or for what the action of the verb is
done.
subj.
action verb
direct obj.
Andy brought a flower.
subj.
Andy
action verb
brought
indirect obj
me
direct obj.
a flower.
A noun or a pronoun.
Tells to whom or to what or for whom or for what the
action of the verb is done.
subject
action verb
indirect object
direct object
Sarah showed the class her new glasses.
Sarah showed her new glasses to whom?
Jeff gave Caroline a chess set.
Jeff gave a chess set to whom?
Please Note…
If there is an indirect
object, there must be a
direct object.
However, you can have a
direct object without
an indirect object.
**ONLY ACTION VERBS HAVE
INDIRECT OBJECTS and DIRECT
OBJECTS**
Linking verbs do NOT have indirect
objects or direct objects
Linking verb: Zachary was a silly boy.
Action verb: Zachary saw a silly boy.
An action verb with a
Direct Object
An action verb with NO direct
object or a linking verb
(linking verbs are ALWAYS intransitive
verbs)
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