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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

  • English -

    1. yes
    2. no -- Nobel (capitals on people's names helps you identify them correctly!)
    3. no
    4. yes, yes
    5. yes

    Try #3 again, and let us know what you think.


  • English -

    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?

  • English -

    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

  • English -

    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.

    6. yes
    7. yes
    8. yes
    9. almost; it's a compound direct object (means there are two or more) -- medal, award

    Try #3 again, please.


  • English -

    #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

  • English -

    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.


  • English -

    Is it world?

  • English -

    Yes, "world" is correct.


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