Definition of direct object
: a word or phrase denoting the receiver of the action of a verb
Examples of direct object in a sentence
“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 English Language Learners
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
Definition of direct object for Students
: 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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