Circle the direct objects and underline the indirect objects in these sentences.
1. Vandana cooked a delicious meal for my friends.
2. Raveena's husband gifted her a beautiful bag on her birthday.
3. The principal gave the prizes to the Sports Day winners.
4. Grandfather told us an inspiring story of a brave soldier.
5. The workers took the heavy sack to the shopkeeper.
6. I promised them my wholehearted support.
7. For the second time, Tina told a joke.
8. Sujata sent her aunt a beautiful postcard from London.

Dear student,

Here are the answers:
  • A direct object receives the action of the verb. It answers the question of who(m) or what. 
  • An indirect object is indirectly affected by the action of a verb. It generally answers the question of to whom, for whom, or for what. 

1. delicious meal (direct object)                        my friends  (indirect object) 
2. a beautiful bag (direct object)                       her  (indirect object).
3. the prizes (direct object)                               the Sports Day winners (indirect object).
4. an inspiring story (direct object)                   us  (indirect object) 
5. the heavy sack (direct object)                      the shopkeeper  (indirect object).
6. my wholehearted support (direct object)     them (indirect object).
7. a joke (direct object)                                    us/them (Please note indirect object is not mentioned here.)
8. a beautiful postcard (direct object)              her aunt  (indirect object).


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