The Direct Object: The Receiver of the Action
The subject of a sentence does the action (verb). Often (but not always), the action is done to someone or something else. The word that describes what is acted upon by the subject is called the Direct Object.
The Direct Object:
The direct object is the word that describes who or what receives the action of the sentence.
The Direct Object is highlighted in the following sentences:
John hit the ball to Jim.
Then Jim threw John the ball
He did not catch it, but the ball went over his head and broke Mrs. Smith's stained glass window.
Hint: The Direct Object can be located by asking
What receives the action?e.g.
What did he hit?
Click on the Direct Object in the following sentences.
With these words David rebuked his men - 1 Sam. 24:7
The man reached out his hand and it became normal. - Matt. 12:13
I went to Troas to preach the Gospel of Christ. - 2 Cor. 2:12
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