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Grammar, Punctuation, and Style
1.11 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.
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: Sally visited Molly.

Q 2: Sam hammered nails into the wood.

Q 3: Jill burnt the toast.

Q 4: Should we paint the room?

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