An indirect object is a word or phrase that informs to whom or for whom something is being done. It can be a person, an animal, or a thing. Not every sentence has a direct object pronoun, but there's a good chance that if a sentence does have a direct object, it will also have an indirect object. The general rule is that a sentence cannot have an indirect object unless it has a direct object; however, exceptions do exist. Indirect object of a sentence To find the indirect object of a sentence, you must first find the direct object. Using the three-step process discussed earlier to locate the direct object, a fourth step is added to identify the indirect object: 1. To identify the verb of the sentence, ask yourself what action is taking place. That action word is the verb of your sentence. 2. Ask yourself who or what is responsible for the action. The noun that answers
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course SPAN 101 taught by Professor Oliveros during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.