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Teacher Resources: Direct and Indirect Objects

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Direct Objects

-Direct Objects will follow an action verb. Ask “what” after the action verb. Do not look in a prepositional phrase.

Ex. I bought a tie for school.

D.O= tie

Indirect Objects

-Indirect Objects will follow an action verb. It comes before the direct object. Ask “for whom” or “to whom” to find it. It will not come in a prepositional phrase.

Ex. I bought Jackson a tie for school.

i.o.--Jackson

Practice: Underline the direct object once, and the indirect object twice. Also label them with d.o for direct object and i.o. for indirect object.

  1. On my birthday, I sent grandma a thank you card.  

 

  1. For our trip, I packed John a shirt, pants, and shoes.

 

  1. I gave Monica an apple for breakfast.
  2. My sister sung Madison a song for her birthday.
  3. After taking a bath, I read  Stephanie and John a story.
  4. The cat gave Rex his toy.
  5. John bought his daughter a dress for the prom.

 

Create a sentence with a direct object and an indirect object

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