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.
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.
Rachel bought a cat.
Rachel bought what? cat Bought what? Rachel bought cat
Rachel Bought Tamara a Rachel bought what? cat
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.
• Must follow an action verb. • Answers the question for what or whom.
Mother bought a new bed for kitty.
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