indirect object

indirect object


grammar : a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that occurs in addition to a direct object after some verbs and indicates the person or thing that receives what is being given or done

Full Definition of INDIRECT OBJECT

:  a grammatical object representing the secondary goal of the action of its verb (as her in I gave her the book)


  1. In He gave me the book, the direct object is book and the indirect object is me.

First Known Use of INDIRECT OBJECT



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