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					Direct objects
 must follow an action verb.  will answer what or whom after the action verb.  will be a noun or pronoun.

An action verb may also have an indirect object.
There must be a direct object answering what or whom. The indirect object will answer to or for whom or what.

Indirect Objects
 will always follow an action verb.  will always have a direct object.  will come before the direct object.  will come after the action verb.  will answer to or for whom or what.

Direct 0bjects
Rachel bought a cat.

Rachel bought what? cat Bought what? Rachel bought cat

Rachel Bought Tamara a Rachel bought what? cat


For whom?
Rachel bought Tamara cat

Homework, page 301, Exercise 1
Some sentences will have only direct objects. Some sentence will have both direct objects and indirect objects. Diagram each sentence.

Direct Objects
• Must follow an action verb. • Answers the question for what or whom.

Mother bought a new bed for kitty.

Indirect Objects
 Must have a direct object in the sentence.  Will occur after the action verb.  Will occur before the direct object.  Will answer the question to or for whom or what.

Diagramming direct and indirect objects
Ross got treat

Ross got a treat for Meow-Meow.

Ross got Meow-Meow a treat. Ross got treat for whom? Meow-Meow

More on Direct Objects
• • • • • • • The Tongue Untied Quiz 1 The Tongue Untied Quiz 2 Direct Object Sentence Diagraming Compound direct objects Indirect object Compound indirect objects Direct and Indirect Objects

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