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Quote from a site:

To determine if a verb has a direct object, isolate the verb and make it into a question by placing "whom?" or "what?" after it. The answer, if there is one, is the direct object.

I asked them if they were happy.

I asked whom? = them

I asked what = if they were happy

I know 'them' isn't a direct object, but an indirect object. How can I tell, since the above way is floored?

I told them that they were welcome.

I told whom = them

I told what = that they were welcome

Same again

So am I right to say that 'them' in both are indirect objects and the noun clauses are direct objects?
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English 1b3How can I tell, since the above way is floored flawed?
You don't seem to need a way to tell. You've figured them out on your own.
English 1b3So am I right to say that 'them' in both are indirect objects and the noun clauses are direct objects?
Yes. The person(s) receiving a thing or a communication or a demonstration is the indirect object. The thing received, communicated, or demonstrated is the direct object.

CJ
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“How can I tell, since the above way is floored flawed?”

Oops! Emotion: embarrassed