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
Full Definition of direct object
: a word or phrase denoting the goal or the result of the action of a verb
Examples of direct object
“Me” in “He likes me” is a direct object.
In the sentence “They built a house for her,” the direct object is “house” and the indirect object is “her.”
First Known Use of direct object
DIRECT OBJECT Defined for Kids
Definition of direct object
: 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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