It was an awful endless day Is day a direct object?
Yes it is the direct object because you are explaining how the day was.
It could certainly be used as a direct object. For example: 'Please could you pass me the copy of The Lady which is on the table?' It is less likely to be used as an indirect object. Here is one example: 'Please can you add these amendments to the copy of the document which is on my computer?' Correction: In the last sentence above, "copy" is the DIRECT object of the preposition "to". The expression… Read More
The Dative and Accusative forms of the pronoun are identical. Him may be a direct object - Shoot him! - or an indirect object - Give him the book. Him is direct object Clarification: In English vocabulary, the difference between the direct object and the indirect object form is insignificant; they are the same word. There are only two forms of personal pronouns in English: subjective and objective: I/me, you/you, he/him, she/her, it/it, we/us, they/them.(Note… Read More
In the sentence I wrote a letter to my parents, letter is the direct object of the verb and parents is the indirect object. The distinction is that the direct object "receives" the action of the verb directly, while the indirect object "receives" the action indirectly, through a preposition ( which may be understood in some constructions).
This depends on the rest of the sentence. But most of the time, it is neither. It is usually used in a prepositional phrase. examples: Doc went to that place. to makes that place part of a prepositional phrase which can never be a complement, simple subject, or simple predicate as it specifies a direction or position. that is probably why they are called prepositional phrases. "pre" means beforeFrank scratched a place on his arm… Read More
It could be all three depending how it is used in the sentence. As a word by itself tickets is a plural noun.
no an indirect obj must come between the subject and direct obj From Kenwg: Actually, the direct object usually comes between the subject and the indirect object. Consider: "He gave the ball to us" He = subject gave = verb the ball = direct object to = preposition us = indirect object pronoun. Of course, you could say "He gave us the ball", in which case the positions of the direct and indirect objects are… Read More
Call a taxi for me.
Yes. We may say Give me the book or Give the book to me.
Certainly. 'Please give me that plate.' This is an alternative to 'Please give that plate to me.'
Yes. In fact, a sentence must have a direct object in order to have an indirect object. (Note, however, that some consider the subject of a sentence in the passive voice to be an "implicit" indirect object, because it the sentence is changed to the active voice, the subject in the passive voice will often become an indirect object in the active voice.)
I gave my dog a bone ('my dog' = indirect object; 'a bone' = direct object). They called me a taxi. (taxi - direct object, me- indirect object)
Of course it can. He spoke to me has no direct object. It also doesn't have an indirect object: "to me" is a prepositional phrase (and "me" is a prepositional object). There is an example of a sentence with an indirect object but no direct object, but only in American: "*Write your grandmother.", meaning "Write to your grandmother.". (When folks on television say, "Write this address!", I want to complain that I've tried writing the… Read More
Yes. For example: Speak to him.
I shot the sheriff.I gave him the book. "The book" is the direct object, because it is the object being directly acted upon.
No. In fact most sentences with direct objects don't have indirect objects.I ate the ice cream.I kicked the ball.Even sentences that do have an indirect object can usually be rewritten to use a prepostional phrase instead.I gave him a dollar.I gave a dollar to him.However, sentences that have an indirect object should always have a direct object.I gave him doesn't make much sense.I gave him a dollar is better.
"To finish your test," is an infinitive phrase. It can be used as an object in this example. The goal is to finish your test. The phrase is used as a noun.
"You" can be either a direct or indirect object: It is a direct object in "I want to kiss you." It is an indirect object in "Henry is going to give you the tickets."
The word, "navigators," is a noun. Nouns can be direct objects if they are acted upon by a transitive verb. For example, the sentence, "The ship's captain praised the navigators," shows that "navigators" is the word acted upon by "praised." Although the navigators did not perform the action, they received the praise.
"He" cannot be a direct object because it's a subjective case pronoun, which means that it is the subject of the verb. The pronoun would need to be in the objective case to be a direct object. "Him" is an objective case pronoun.
No, asked is a verb. A verb is a word used to describe an action, state, or occurrence, and forming the main part of the predicate of a sentence. The direct object is the word or words that is the result of the act or the thing acted upon. Example: "You asked a question." The word asked is what you did (the verb) a question is what was asked (the direct object of the verb).
That question cannot be answered unless you give the complete sentence in which it appears.
Crazy cannot be a direct object because it's an adjective. A direct object is who or what receives the action of the transitive verb. Example: Ramone lifted 300 pounds. (Lifted is a transitive verb, and 300 pounds is the direct object. It's what was lifted.) Crazy can be used as a subject complement (a predicate nominative or predicate adjective) and follows a linking verb. A linking verb is not transitive because it's not an action… Read More
Durable is an adjective and cannot be used as a direct object. Direct objects are nouns or pronouns that receive the action of a transitive verb.
The noun 'water' can perform all of the functions of a noun, as the subject of a sentence or clause, as the object of a verb (direct or indirect) or a preposition. Examples of 'water' as the direct object of the verb: He drank the water. Don't run the water so long. You must clean the water in the fish tank. You should buy a filter unit that will clean the water continuously.
The term "shopping" can be used as a direct object in a sentence. Several examples are as follows: "She likes shopping more than she likes watching television"; "He labeled shopping as a waste of time."
It depends on the rest of the sentence.
If the word "writing" is used as a noun, then it can be a direct object. Without a complete sentence, "writing" is just a word. Example:He enjoys writing. (direct object of the verb "enjoys")
Direct objects are nouns or pronouns that directly receive the action of the verb. They always answer the question whom or what receives the action verb. Examples: Students should do all their homework. ("homework" answers "what") He gives her a card. (card is a direct object while her is the indirect object.) The police officer is examining the spy.
The noun 'championship' can be the object of a verb or the object of a preposition, depending on the context of the sentence. Examples: The children won the basketball championship. (direct object of the verb 'won') We're playing the Tigers for the championship. (object of the preposition 'for') The noun 'championship' can also function as the subject. Example: The championship was won by the Chudley Cannons. (subject of the verb 'was won')
Without a complete sentence, pie is just a word. If it receives the action of a transitive verb, then it is a direct object. Example: Billy Joe ate the pie. Pie is not a direct object in the sentence "Pie is yummy." Pie is the subject, is is a linking verb, and yummy is a predicate adjective.
No, join is a verb. A direct object must be a noun. While join may be used improperly as a noun, as in "It was difficult to detect the join," it may be used as a direct object, but this is a stretching or obfuscation of grammar rules regarding the parts of speech. This use of a verb as a noun is sometimes referred to as a zero derivation nominalization, and typically results in confusion… Read More
The word 'culture' is both a verb and a noun. The noun 'culture' can function as the subject of a sentence or a clause, and as the object of a verb or a preposition. A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the direct action of the verb. Examples: The culture shows evidence of a specific bacteria. (subject of the sentence) The bacteria that the culture produced is yet to be identified. (subject… Read More
No. The word "decorate" can only be used as a verb, and never a direct object.
It can be, but depends on where and how it is used in the sentence. A direct object is a noun phrase denoting a person or thing that is the recipient of the action of a transitive verb. For instance:The dog was struck with a rod. - Rod in this sentence is not a direct object.The child picked up a rod. - In this sentence it is. Focus on the receiver of the action.
Well, it can be. It depends on the sentence. The garden is pretty: here it's a subject I garden on the weekends: here it's a verb He is watering the garden: here it's a direct object There are tomatoes in the garden: here it's the object of a preposition
well, slow can be an adverb, verb, or adjective. verb: His broken leg slowed him down.adjective: I dislike slow people.adverb: Drive slow.
As a noun, the word 'club' can be a direct object, an indirect object, a subject, an object of a preposition, and a subject complement, depending on the sentence. Without a complete sentence, there is no way of knowing what function a noun has in a sentence.
yesNo the word always is an adverb. It is an adverb of frequency, tells you how often something happens: I always have muesli for breakfast.
yes it is
It may be. Pronouns in the objective case may be direct objects or indirect objects.
It depends on the context: this question cannot be answered without knowing how "land" is used relative to other words in the sentence or phrase. "Land" could be a direct object, but it could also be a subject, an indirect object, a verb, or the object of a preposition. Examples: Direct object: Sam owns land in Virginia. Subject: The land kept me there long after I should have left. Indirect object: Give the land your… Read More
A direct object is a part of a sentence, and not a part of speech. Dinner is a noun. Whether or not it is a direct object depends on how it is used. "Dinner was good."Here, dinner is a subject. (Something was good. What was good? Dinner.)"I ate dinner."Here, dinner is a direct object. (I ate something. What did you eat? Dinner.)"I like eating cashews with my dinner."Here, dinner is the object of a preposition… Read More
Jim is a proper noun. As with any noun it can be a direct object, indirect object depending on how it is used in a sentence. Whether a noun is an indirect object does not depending on anything do do with the noun itself. The indirect object is indirectly affected by the action of the sentence. It is the subject of the sentence "Jim ate a hot dog." It is the direct object of "Sally… Read More
It can be both it depends on how you use the word. I gave Cher the flowers - Cher is indirect object. The indirect object always goes before the direct object (the flowers). I like Cher - Cher is the direct object.
Site is a word, it can be a noun or a verb. It depends on how it is used in a sentence which decides if it is an indirect object, direct object or subject etc
Yes. Jack got a taxi for me. direct object - taxi indirect object - me
A name can be a direct object. The direct object is a noun that the action of a sentence is done to. John hates Jill. Jill is the direct object.