Direct Objects By: Chris Nowak
What are Direct Objects? <ul><li>A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of a verb or shows the resu...
How to Find Direct Objects <ul><li>Find the prepositional phrase(s) of the sentence and label it. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, ...
Example <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>
Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase.
Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase. Subject
Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase. Subject Action Verb
Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase. Subject Action Verb What ...
Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase. Subject Action Verb What ...
Practice  <ul><li>Gary likes to eat mashed potatoes with sour cream.  </li></ul>Directions: Identify the prepositional phr...
Practice  <ul><li>Gary likes mashed potatoes with sour cream.  </li></ul>Subject  Action verb Direct object Preposition
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  1. 1. Direct Objects By: Chris Nowak
  2. 2. What are Direct Objects? <ul><li>A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of a verb or shows the result of the action. It answers the question &quot;What?&quot; or &quot;Whom?&quot; after an action verb. An action verb with a direct object is called a transitive verb. </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to Find Direct Objects <ul><li>Find the prepositional phrase(s) of the sentence and label it. </li></ul><ul><li>Next, find the subject of the sentence and label it. </li></ul><ul><li>Third, find the verb, and label it as either linking or action. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for the noun that receives the action of the verb. Label it as the direct object. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that linking verbs CAN’T have direct OR indirect objects. They have predicate adjectives and nouns. </li></ul><ul><li>A good trick to find out the direct object is to ask yourself what is being _______ (insert verb here). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Example <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase.
  6. 6. Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase. Subject
  7. 7. Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase. Subject Action Verb
  8. 8. Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase. Subject Action Verb What is being given? The food is being given.
  9. 9. Example 1 <ul><li>The boy gave Suzy apple baby food. </li></ul>There is no prepositional phrase. Subject Action Verb What is being given? The food is being given. Direct Object
  10. 10. Practice <ul><li>Gary likes to eat mashed potatoes with sour cream. </li></ul>Directions: Identify the prepositional phrase, subject, verb, and direct object.
  11. 11. Practice <ul><li>Gary likes mashed potatoes with sour cream. </li></ul>Subject Action verb Direct object Preposition

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