direct object

noun

Definition of direct object

  1. :  a word or phrase denoting the receiver 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.

First Known Use of direct object

1879


DIRECT OBJECT Defined for English Language Learners

direct object

noun

Definition of direct object for English Language Learners

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


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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