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Grammar Lesson: Direct and Indirect Objects (page 2)

By — John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Updated on Apr 24, 2014

Activity 3

In each sentence below, underline the prepositional phrase, and circle the object of the preposition.

  1. Our plans for the trip will need to change now.
  2. We will need to change our plans for the occasion.
  3. Unless the Grant family adds more space to their home, they will probably have to move.
  4. Can you find your way home without me?
  5. The picture sent from China is breathtaking.
  6. Will Jermaine be willing to walk the dog after dinner?
  7. This playground was built by community volunteers.
  8. All of the puppets were bought immediately.
  9. The puppets were sold by Christina and Carla.
  10. Was he waiting long for you and Moe?

Answers 3

(The prepositional phrase is given and the object or objects of the preposition are italicized.)

  1. for the trip
  2. for the occasion
  3. to their home
  4. without me
  5. from China
  6. after dinner
  7. by community volunteers
  8. of the puppets
  9. by Christina and Carla
  10. for you and Moe

Objects Review

Activity

Twenty objects are underlined. There are eight direct objects (DO), seven indirect objects (IO), and five objects of the preposition (OP). Write the two-letter code on the line before each sentence.

  1. ____ Two Navy officials award Hugo a medal.
  2. ____ His physician told Brian the best way to lose weight.
  3. ____ Sylvester gave his sister a gift during the ceremony.
  4. ____ The cartoons on the large screen entertained us.
  5. ____ All of the directors gave the young starlet good suggestions.
  6. ____ Frank gave Jim a hard time.
  7. ____ After his win, the racer celebrated with friends.
  8. ____ Give Nancy your bike for this leg of the trip.
  9. ____ The scientist brought the experiment's results to his colleagues.
  10. ____ Patsy brought her friends more cold lemonade.
  11. ____ Brad Lawrence, the hotel's owner, went to the chiropractor last Wednesday.
  12. ____ Our principal, Mr. Hartill, taught us a valuable lesson.
  13. ____ Ms. Bossi gave Mr. Shierant the keys to the gymnasium.
  14. ____ Please bring the book back to Bobbie Brennan.
  15. ____ Show me the correct method.
  16. ____ Has Yvonne ever given her sister the secret that we share?
  17. ____ Wilma walked Dino along the dusty path.
  18. ____ They found the situation quite alarming.
  19. ____ I showed Christine the city's new plans.
  20. ____ Seth remembered the answer after his test had been collected.

Answers to Objects Review

The direct objects are found in sentences 1, 5, 8, 10, 14, 17, 18, and 20.

The indirect objects are found in sentences 2, 6, 12, 13, 15, 16, and 19.

The objects of the preposition are found in sentences 3, 4, 7, 9, and 11.

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