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Sep 5, 2022

Objects are termed Nouns or pronouns that complete the meaning of verbs or prepositions. 

The object of verbs indicates who or what is receiving the action of the verb. 

Direct Objects

The verbs that complete have a direct effect on direct objects, meaning that the verb’s action 
affects them directly. 

An object after a transitive verb gives a direct object answers to the query Whom or what.  

A composite of two or more items can be a direct object. 

  • Sam drove Jilly to her mother’s house.  
  • The coach blew her whistle. 
  • Adam invited us to the party. 
  • My dog follows me everywhere. 

Indirect Objects

It can be the person or thing who receives the direct object of the verb.  

Indirect objects generally appear directly between the verb and its direct object. 

Indirect objects can be placed after the direct object in a prepositional phrase using to or for.  

  • Lorelei gave the teacher her project. 
  • The clerk offered the couple some tea.  
  • Vicky paid the money to the cashier. 
  • Melanie is making a cake for David. 

Differences Between Direct and Indirect Objects

  • When we look in detail, direct objects receive the action of a verb within a sentence, while indirect objects receive the direct object. 
  • Transitive verbs need a direct object to form a complete sentence. However, indirect objects are used for intransitive verbs and are sometimes preceded by prepositions. 
  • Indirect objects can only exist in the presence of a direct object, while direct objects can exist without indirect objects. 


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