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direct object

noun

Simple Definition of direct object

  • grammar : a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase which indicates the person or thing that receives the action of a verb

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of direct object

  1. :  a word or phrase denoting the goal or the result of the action of a verb

Examples of direct object in a sentence

  1. Me in He likes me is a direct object.

  2. In the sentence They built a house for her, the direct object is house and the indirect object is her.



1879

First Known Use of direct object

1879


DIRECT OBJECT Defined for Kids

direct object

noun

Definition of direct object for Students

  1. :  a word that represents the main goal or the result of the action of a verb <The word “me” in “you hit me” is a direct object.>




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