How Do I Find Direct, Indirect Objects, And Object Of A Preposition?


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Will Martin Profile
Will Martin answered
The direct object is affected by the action, eg "Jim threw the ball." The ball is the object.

The indirect object is the thing/ person to or for whom the action is done, eg "Jim threw the ball to Sally." "Jim threw Sally the ball." Sally is the indirect object.

Any noun or pronoun after  a preposition is an object (can be called a prepositional object) eg "We sat on the chair" - the chair is the object.

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Anonymous commented
"Jim threw to Sally the ball" - Sally is the object of a preposition (to).
"Jim threw Sally the ball" - Sally is the indirect object.
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Anonymous answered
Well the indirect object is always found in between the action verb and the direct object.

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