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Published by Acta Universitatis Gothoburgensis in Göteborg, Sweden .
Written in English


  • English language -- Indirect object.,
  • English language -- Syntax.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-290).

Statementby Jennifer Herriman.
SeriesGothenburg studies in English,, 66
LC ClassificationsPE1369 .H47 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination292 p. ;
Number of Pages292
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL915681M
ISBN 109173462772
LC Control Number95212024

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2 days ago  An indirect object names the person for or to whom something is done. It is usually needed with verbs like give, find and owe. For example, with give, we need to name both the thing that is given and the person it is given to. Mike owes Tom five pounds. Rob gave me a box of chocolates. An indirect object is a person or thing that the action is done toor for. The indirect object usually comes just before the direct object. You could also say that the indirect object is the receiver of the.   Object pronouns replace direct and indirect objects in a sentence. These pronouns help eliminate unnecessary repetition. Here are the English object pronouns used to replace both direct and indirect objects: singular: me, you, him, her, it; plural: us, you, them; Let’s use some examples from the previous section to illustrate how pronouns work. Subject, direct object, and indirect object Our mission is to provide a free, world-class education to anyone, anywhere. Khan Academy is a (c)(3) nonprofit organization.

  The term object refers to a noun or pronoun that comes after the verb, in an active clause.. Jane wrote a story. He bought a car. Many verbs can be followed by two objects – an indirect object and a direct indirect object usually refers to a person and the direct object .   In the English language, there are two types of objects; they are direct objects and indirect objects. The main difference between direct and indirect object is, direct object is the recipient of the action while indirect object is the recipient of the direct object. If the indirect object is a long phrase, we normally use to or for: He showed his ticket to the policeman standing by the doo r. We kept something to eat and drink for all the people who arrived late. The sentence pattern for indirect objects is subject (S)–action verb (AV)–indirect object (IO)–direct object (DO). Notice that the indirect object always precedes the direct object: S–IO–DO. Here are a few sentences with the indirect objects italicized: Gloria will tell me the whole story tomorrow. (will tell = verb, Gloria = subject, story = direct object) As a grammarian, I should have given you better sample .