Language Arts: Objects - Tutorial
The direct object is not the subject of the sentence. A direct object receives the action from the verb. A direct object asks who or what of the verb. It can be a noun or a noun phrase.
The object of a preposition is the noun that finishes the prepositional phrase.
The indirect object is the receiver of the direct object. Sentences that have an indirect object also have a direct object.
Indirect Objects can be made up of:
by the way it appears in a sentence.
This section will cover the fundamentals and rules for objects and how they are used.
Mom baked a pie.
Sam played tennis.
He read the book.
Edna bought a new car
Dale saw Pam waving through the window.
I took my dog for a walk in the park.
Notice how the italicized direct objects are receiving the action from the boldface
- an article + a noun or noun phrase
Mom baked a pie. - pie is a direct object.
This time, we will let someone receive the pie.
Mom baked Hannah a pie.
indirect object using a proper noun
Mom baked Hannah and her friends a pie.
indirect object using two or more words
Mom baked her a pie.
indirect object using an object pronoun
Mom baked the girl a pie.
indirect object using an article + a noun
Mom baked the book club a pie.
indirect object using an article + a noun or noun phrase
Mom baked her daughter a pie.
indirect object using an adjective + a noun
Mom baked a pie for the children.
indirect object using a prepositional phrase
We went to the store.
He sat with the dog.
The pictures are in a box.
You can tell if a noun is a:
Subject: The dog trotted home. -- dog tells what trotted home.
Direct object: The girl saw the dog. -- dog tells what the girl saw.
Indirect Object: The boy bought the dog a bone. -- the dog tells what received
Object of a preposition: The ball rolled to the dog. -- dog is the object of the prepositional phrase beginning with the preposition to.