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what are direct and inderect objects?

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    Direct objects receive the action of the verb. They tell "who" or "what" after the verb.

    Examples of direct objects:
    I gave him a piece of cake.
    She hit the ball.
    The children wanted an X Box for Christmas.

    Indirect objects tell "to whom or what" or "for whom or what" after the verb.

    Examples of indirect objects:
    I gave him a piece of cake.
    Joe brought his girl friend a bouquet of flowers.
    Please take your mother a cup of coffee.

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    The direct object "receives" the action of the verb.

    John hit the baseball.
    The verb is hit, and the direct object is baseball.

    http://www.chompchomp.com/terms/directobject.htm

    An indirect object indicates to or for whom something was brought or given or passed or ...

    Jane passed me the bread.
    Bread is the direct object; me is the indirect object.

    Bring me the book.

    They will give us lots of money.
    Can you identify the two?

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