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Anonymous:
i dont get direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of prepositions. i need serious help,
Anonymousi dont get direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of prepositions. i need serious help,

A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of a verb or shows the result of the action. It answers the question "What?" or "Whom?" after an action verb.

An indirect object comes before the direct object and tells to whom or for whom the action of the verb is done and who is receiving the direct object. There must be a direct object to have an indirect object. Indirect objects are usually found with verbs of giving or communicating like give, bring, tell, show, take, or offer. An indirect object is always a noun or pronoun which is not part of a prepositional phrase.

A preposition links a noun or a pronoun (this is the object of the preposition) with some other word or expression in the sentence.
Example:

The cow jumped over the moon.

Hope that helps. I did copy/paste most of it.

Lazarus
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In addition to Lazarus's response, my two cents as follows:

An indirect object comes either before or after the direct object.

For example,

(1) I gave him a pen. (The indirect object 'him' comes before the direct object 'a pen')

(2) I gave a pen to him. (The indirect object 'him' comes after the direct object 'a pen').
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Anonymous:
that is true a indirect object does not come in a prepisitional phrase.
Anonymous:
If an indirect object is not in a prepositional phrase, then how in the phrase "to him" can "him" be an indirect object? It should be the object of the preposition.
Anonymous:
The post a couple spots above mine is wrong...in the sentence, "I gave him a pen," "him" is the indirect object and "a pen" is the direct object. He gave a pen. He did not give him (as a gift, I would presume?). The indirect object always comes before the direct object in English.
Anonymous:
Dear Anonymous,

all you need to do is just ask your teacher or a friend for help and i am sure that they will come truogh for you.

Signed : Mrs. English Emotion: smile
Anonymous:
ugh! i need help too! i dont get iiiiiittttttt!!! wen u get a reply would u mind telin me bout' it?
Anon, "u" need to ask more specific questions if you want some help.

What don't you understand?

She sent a letter to Peter.

Can you name the subject, the direct object, and the indirect object?
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