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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Direct & Indirect Objects

 
 

Definition

An object is the noun that receives the action of the verb.

Example

Jim eats

soup.

 

object

Explanation

Objects --

  • come after the verb.
  • are nouns or gerunds.
  • can be direct or indirect:
    • Indirect objects usually refer to people. They answer the question: to or from whom?
    • Direct objects are the objects of the action. They answer the question: who or what?

Related Sections

Parts of Speech
Simple Sentences
Transitive & Intransitive Verbs