-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.
-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.
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.
- On my birthday, I sent grandma a thank you card.
- For our trip, I packed John a shirt, pants, and shoes.
- I gave Monica an apple for breakfast.
- My sister sung Madison a song for her birthday.
- After taking a bath, I read Stephanie and John a story.
- The cat gave Rex his toy.
- John bought his daughter a dress for the prom.
Create a sentence with a direct object and an indirect object