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Grade 5 - English Language
2.31 Direct Objects

The object that directly receives the action of the transitive verb is called the direct object. Direct objects are always nouns or pronouns.
Example: Bill hit the ball.
In the above example, the subject is 'Bill', the direct object is 'ball'. Ball receives the action of the verb hit.

The direct object can also be a person.
Example: Sally hit Jacob. (Here direct object Jacob receives the action of the verb hit).

The direct object answers the question what? or whom? with regard to what the subject of the sentence is doing.
Examples:
Bill hit the ball.
Bill hit what?
Bill hit the ball.

Sherry hit Bill.
Sherry hit whom?
Sherry hit Bill.


Directions: Find the direct objects in the following sentences. Also, write five more example sentences showing direct objects.
Q 1: Sam built a doghouse.
Sam
doghouse
built

Q 2: Sam hammered nails into the wood.
wood
Sam
nails

Q 3: Jacob accidental hit the ball to the window.
hit
ball
window

Q 4: Should we paint the room?
room
we
paint

Q 5: I called Sue.
called
Sue
I

Q 6: We built a tree-house.
built
We
tree-house

Q 7: Jill burnt the toast.
burnt
toast
Jill

Q 8: Sally visited Molly.
Molly
Sally
visited

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