A direct object
is a noun, pronoun or phrase which is the recipient
of an action verb (called a transitive verb
). Whenever an action is being performed on an object, that object is the direct object in the sentence.
In the sentence Jeanne bites her nails
, her nails
are the recipient of the biting, so her nails
is the direct object of the sentence.
In the sentence I hate eating broccoli
, the verb is hate
, and the phrase eating broccoli
is the recipient of the hating. Thus, it is the direct object.See AlsoTransitive VerbsCopyright 2010 Douglas. All rights reserved. FifteenMinutesOfFiction.com has been granted non-exclusive rights to display this work. For permission to reprint this item, please contact the author.
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