posted by Sarah on .
I need to find the direct object in the sentences.
1. The Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel invented dynamite. DO-dynamite
2.This invention made nobel a very wealthy man. DO-man
3. The chemist established the Nobel Prizes with his money. DO-money
4. These prizes honor people. Their work benifits humanity. DO-people, humanity
5.Still other prize winners promote international peace. DO-peace
2. no -- Nobel (capitals on people's names helps you identify them correctly!)
4. yes, yes
Try #3 again, and let us know what you think.
Your answers are correct for 1, 4, and 5. :-)
# 2. Nobel is the DO. Man is the object complement modifying Nobel.
# 3. Since (with his money) is a prepositional phrase, the DO can't be money.
To find the direct object, ask: What did the chemist establish?
I think #3 is chemist?
Can we try a couple more?
6. Other winners have written inspiring literature. DO-literature
7. Still other prize winners promote international peace. DO-peace
8. Every year, the Nobel prize winners receive their awards on December 10.DO-awards
9. Each gets a medal and a cash award of about $190,000. DO-award
Normal English word order with a transitive verb (means it can take a direct object) is this:
Subject ~~> Main verb ~~> Direct object
John hit the baseball.
John = subject
hit = main verb
baseball = direct object
Sarah won her last game.
Sarah = subject
won = main verb
game = direct object
Please try #3 again.
9. almost; it's a compound direct object (means there are two or more) -- medal, award
Try #3 again, please.
#3 is prizes?
I need to find an indirect object for this next sentence. Write NONE is there isn't one.
1.She had sent the world a message about caring for others. IO-others
Prizes is correct for #3. Congrats!!
Here's how to find the indirect object. Ask yourself if there's anything between the verb and the direct object that could be rephrased with "to" or "for" -- ? What do you think?
First find the direct object (and that'll mean you have found the verb and subject, too); then you will see the indirect object clearly.
Is it world?
Yes, "world" is correct.