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Direct Object - Glossary of Terms

Direct Object

The direct object of a verb is the thing being acted upon (i.e., the receiver of the action).


Play the guitar.
  verb          direct object (also called verb complement)

Every actor played his part.
                       verb       direct object

The crowd will cheer the President.
                       verb            direct object

Interactive example:

We can climb the hill and fly the kite over the lake. [show me the direct object]
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Glossary of grammatical terms

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