i dont get direct objects, indirect objects, and objects of prepositions. i need serious help,
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What you have there is correct if I am not mistaken.
Question when do I use to or from with direct object and indirect object

I passed the salt to her
I passed the salt for her.
In these cases both prepositions are correct . I need to find the rule of when to use each one. I am a teacher and I cant explain it to my student. Please help
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if any1 else needs hlp with this heres your answers 2 your troubles no problem.

Predicat Adjective- DESCRIBES something, such as , delicious, spicy, sweet, big, round, pokey, ugly, cute, purple, pointy

Predicate Noun-Identifies the subject, such as talented, artist, person, place, thing, squirl, corn, wheat, bill, hunter, christmas, easter

Linkin Verbs- appeaar, feel, look. are, remain, smell, taste, am, becom, grow, be, was, seem, sound, is, were(am, is, are, was, were, have been)until, continue, turn, stay

Direct Object-Tells who or what recieves the action of the verb EX. praised me, me= DO

Indirect Object-After action verb. The verb is done on afterI hope this helped. I did tons of research to be sure that i was right. Im in the 8th grade but this stuff is easy 2 me!!TTYL BFF'S
what is the use of the underlined pronoun in the sentence:Most of them give her support...
It indicates the recipient of the support.
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"She" is the subject, "a letter" is the direct object, and "peter" is the indirect object.
While it is true that in most cases an I.O comes before a D.O., the indirect object answers the questions "to whom" or "for whom" something is done. Like the direct object, it comes after an action verb.

In the case of the sentence "He gave the pen to Peter", Peter is the object of the preposition, but it also answers the question "to whom" the pen was given. Prepositional phrases serve either as adjective or adverbial phrases - to modify another word in the sentence. They answer the questions - "What?, What kind?, Which one?, or How many?" (adjective) or "When?, Where, How, Why, To what extent?" (adv). It could be argued that the phrase "to Peter" answers the question "Which pen?". It also answers the question "To whom" the pen is given". Therefore"Peter" appears to serve a dual role - both as object of the preposition and as indirect object.


Middle School Language Arts Teacher
It confuses a lot of people, so no worries.

1. DO and IO usually nouns (people, places, ideas, animals, things) or pronouns (often substitutes for nouns i.e. 'I/you/he/she/it/we/they' (personal pronouns) ; 'me/you/him/her/it/us/them' (objective pronouns); 'himself/herself' (reflexive pronoun) ; 'these/those' (demonstrative pronouns) and so on!!

sometimes they can be verb phrase, but let's stick with the above for now...

2. DO gets the 'direct' action of the verb. i.e., "I baked a cake." "I" am the subject, the action is the verb "to bake" in past tense. What object directly receives the action of the verb? What was baked? "cake" is the DO, with "a" its article.

3. IO 'indirectly' gets the action of the verb. i.e., "I baked John a cake." What was baked? "cake" "I" am the subject. That leaves "John" who receives the "cake" which was baked. You will not have an IO without a DO.

4. OP is always a noun or pronoun within a prepositional phrase. You must know how to determine what is a preposition. One good method is to memorize the most common. Another is to remember the phrase "The boy jumped _____ the river." This is by no means an exhaustive method in determining prepositions, but it will certainly help most of the time. If you can insert a word in the blank grammatically, then it's 99.9% a preposition. 'on, for, about, over, under, beside, next to, to, with, into, inside, etc...' "OF" is a common preposition that doesn't 'make sense' when inserted into the sentence.

OK, so now you can identify prepositions, you then look at your sentence. "I baked a cake for the party." ok, where's the preposition? "for" the noun or pronoun that follows? "party" is the OP. Another trick that helps to identify prepositional phrases is to 'take them out of the sentence' and it should still make sense. Can you say, "I baked a cake"? Yes. 'for the party' is the PP.

Now, sometimes you will encounter the infinitive form of a verb i.e. "to walk", "to run", "to swim." this is not a PP. "I walked to exercise" No PP present!

(Also, when I learned grammar, there was no term "Object of the preposition" it was just a noun. So you may encounter inconsistent terminology as you research further.)

Hope this helps. The more you study and practice, the easier it becomes. Ask lots of questions in class until you fully understand.
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Direct Object: She made us cake. Ask yourself She made what? Cake. Direct Object receives the action.
Indirect Object: She made us cake. ask yourself Who did she make cake for? Us. Indirect Object Receives direct object.
Object of Preposition: She brought it to us. Comes after Preposition.
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