Grammar—Direct & Indirect Objects Marks/Pattisall-Williams Directions: Circle the preposition, box the object of the preposition, and draw a line through the prep phrase. Draw an arrow from the phrase to the word it modifies. Label the phrase ADJ or ADV. Draw a vertical line between the complete subject and the complete predicate. Underline the simple subject once. Underline the simple predicate (verb) twice. Label it action (A). Draw a vertical line between the complete subject and the complete verb. Label the direct object (DO). Label the indirect object (IO). 1. All mystery writers offer readers the same basic plot. 2. Writers use different details and characters. 3. Edgar Allan Poe gave the world its first mystery story in 1841. 4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle followed Poe by forty years. 5. Sir Arthur gave us our best-known detective. 6. He gave mystery fans everywhere the famous Sherlock Holmes. 7. The criminal left Detective Green an important clue. 8. The detective searched the room for a clue. 9. The maid brought Detective Green one gold earring. 10. The maid’s friend Margo had lent the victim the earrings. 11. Margo had owed the victim some money. 12. The single missing earring offered Green a hint. 13. Margo told the detective a suspicious story. 14. Her story had too many contradictions. 15. Green offered her the chance to confess.