English Grammar Lessons
Indirect Object - Glossary of Terms
The indirect object of a sentence is the recipient of the
verb. Every sentence must contain a verb. Most verbs have a
direct object (the thing being acted upon). Some verbs have an indirect
object (the recipient).
(There is no recipient in this sentence.
Therefore, there is no indirect object.)
Paula passed her
uncle the parcel. ("her uncle"
- indirect object)
passed the parcel to her uncle. ("her
uncle" - indirect object)
have it. ("him" - indirect object)
Shall I tell the children
our ghost story tonight? [show me the
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