Direct and Indirect Objects Practice Exercises

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Direct and Indirect Objects Practice Exercises

Practice Exercise

Identify the direct and any indirect objects in the following sentences. You may check your answers below.

  1. Denny brought Tony some apples, bananas, and strawberries from the store.
  2. Place the puppy into his pen and come to dinner.
  3. Jennifer sent an e-mail to her friend in Missouri.
  4. The kids played street hockey all afternoon.
  5. Thomas got an invitation to visit UCLA during Spring Break.
  6. Gary brought a paper to read while he waited for Ann to finish.
  7. Justin Timberlake sang his fans' favorite hits.
  8. The king gave his most loyal subjects a generous portion of land.
  9. The instructor offered her students a lollipop after class.
  10. He tied the nets to the goal posts and lined the fields for this season's games.
  11. The plumber sent Mom a bill for fixing the sink.
  12. Paul bought us tickets for Sunday's game.
  13. Grandma read Michael and Mark a story before bed.
  14. Orlando wrote a poem and submitted it to the contest.
  15. I need more time to finish my project.


  1. IO = Tony; DO = apples, bananas, strawberries
  2. DO = puppy
  3. DO = e-mail
  4. DO = street hockey
  5. DO = invitation
  6. DO = paper
  7. DO = hits
  8. IO = subjects; DO = portion
  9. IO = students; DO = lollipop
  10. DO = nets, fields
  11. IO = Mom; DO = bill
  12. IO = us; DO= tickets
  13. IO = Michael, Mark; DO = story
  14. DO = poem, it
  15. DO = time
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