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Direct Objects.  A complement is a word or words that complete the meaning of a verb.  A direct object is a noun, pronoun, or word group that tells.

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1 Direct Objects

2  A complement is a word or words that complete the meaning of a verb.  A direct object is a noun, pronoun, or word group that tells who or what receives the action of the verb.  The direct object answers the question “what” after a transitive verb.

3  1. Find the verb.  2. If it is an action verb, say “verb what?”  3. If the question can be answered, it is the direct object.

4  My uncle sent me a postcard.  Action verb…….  SENT  Sent what?  Sent Postcard  Postcard is the complement/direct object

5  Our history class built a model of the Alamo.  Action verb…..  BUILT  Built what?  Built model  Model is the complement/direct object

6  Has the freeze destroyed some of the crops?  Action verb….  Destroyed  Destroyed what?  Destroyed some  Some is the complement/direct object.

7  Mrs. Daniell planted tulips and daffodils.  Action verb….  Planted  Planted what?  Planted tulips and daffodils.  Tulips/daffodils are the complements/direct objeccts

8  Grammar book—  Pg. 402, #1-10 (follow directions on page)

9  1. On the plains of the American West, the Cheyenne hunted buffalo for food and clothing.  Hunted what?  Buffalo--do  2. We watched a performance of Lorraine hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.  Watched what?  Performance—do  3. During most of its history, the US has welcomed refugees from other countries.  Welcomed what?  Refugees--do

10  4. The leading man wore a hat with a large plume.  Wore what?  Hat—do  5. Are you recycling bottles and cans?  Are recycling what?  Bottles and cans—do  6. After the game, the coach answered questions from the sports reporters.  Answered what?  Questions—do  7. Did you see her performance on television?  See what?  Performance--do

11  8. The researchers followed the birds’ migration from Mexico to Canada.  Followed what  Migration--do  9. Mayor fiorello La Guadia governed New York City during the Depression.  Governed what?  New York City--do  10. Have the movie theaters announced the special discount for teenagers yet?  Announced what?  Discount--do

12  An indirect object is a noun, pronoun, or word group that sometimes appears in sentences containing direct objects.

13  1. If there is a direct object, ask “to whom?”or “to what?” or “for whom?” or “for what?”  2. If the question can be answered and can be found BETWEEN the verb and the direct object, it is the INDIRECT OBJECT.

14  Luke showed the class his collection of comic books.  Action verb….  Showed  Showed what?  Showed collection  To whom?  The class  Class is the indirect object and collection is the direct object.

15  Connor bought us a map of Alabama.  Action verb….  Bought  Bought what?  Bought map map is the direct object  For whom?  For us  Us is the indirect object and map is the direct object

16  Dad gave whatever needed fixing his full attention.  Action verb…..  Gave  Gave what?  Gave attention attention is d.o.  Gave attention to what?  To whatever needed fixing  Whatever needed fixing  Whatever needed fixing is the indirect object

17  Pg. 404  Exercise 4, #1-10

18  1. They sent me on a wild-goose chase.  Sent what ?  Me—do  2. Gloria mailed the company a check yesterday.  Mailed what?  Check--do  To whom?  Company--io  3. The speaker showed the audience the slides of Zimbabwe.  Showed what?  Slides—do  To whom?  Audience--io

19  4. Juan would not deliberately tell you and me a lie.  Would tell what?  Lie--do  To whom?  You and me—io  5. The coach praised the students for their school spirit.  Praised what?  Students—do  6. I sent my cousins some embroidered pillows for their new apartment in New York.  Sent what?  Pillows—do  To whom?  Cousins--io

20  7. The art teacher displayed the students’ paintings.  Displayed what?  Paintings—do  What is students’?  Plural—not an io  8. Sue’s parents shipped her the books and the magazines.  Shipped what?  Books and magazines--do  To whom?  Her—io

21  9. Carly, Mary Ellen, and Doreen taught themselves the importance of hard work.  Taught what?  Importance—do  To whom?  Themselves—io  10. In most foreign countries, US citizens must carry their passports for identification.  Must carry what?  Passports--do


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