|An indirect object is a word or a group of words that usually comes between the verb and the direct object. An indirect object tells to whom or to what something has been done. Indirect objects are always nouns or pronouns. Indirect objects cannot exist without direct objects.|
He gives the students the study books.
Direct Object: study books
Indirect Object: students
She cooked me a great dinner.
Don't tell her my secret.
Subject: you (implied)
Indirect object pronouns are the words that replace the indirect object nouns. They are placed in front of the verb.
The pronouns me, you, him, her, it, us and them can be used as indirect objects and as objects of preposition. Examples:
Pronouns as indirect object:
Pronouns as objects of preposition:
Directions: What are indirect objects? Using examples, explain how pronouns are used as indirect objects. Find the indirect object pronouns in the following sentences.