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Indirect Objects: using indirect objects after a verb
Posted by WOW, Oct 1, 2010.

Indirect Objects

Posted by WOW, Oct 1, 2010.
Filed in : Articles : Writing_basics : Grammar


An indirect object is the person or thing to whom or for whom something is done. To help identify the indirect object, ask the questions to whom or for whom after the verb.

I gave Jane the book.
She brought me my notebook


Jane is the indirect object of the verb gave answering the question to whom. In the second sentence me is the indirect object of the verb brought.

If the Preposition to is expressed, then the word is the object of the preposition rather than an indirect object.

I gave the book to Jane.

In this sentence, Jane is the object of the preposition to.


See Also
Prepositions

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