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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE
Direct and Indirect Objects



Transitive verbs take objects that are either direct or indirect.


Delores gave the pen to Bob.
(direct object = the pen; indirect object = Bob)


Objects of a sentence:

  • are usually indirect when they are people.
  • are usually direct when they are things.
  • come after the verb in active sentences.
  • usually follow the pattern verb + direct object + indirect object.

Related Sections

Transitive and Intransitive Verbs
Simple Sentence Structure