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Identifying Direct Objects at GrammarSongs by Melissa You have learned that

nouns are the people, places, and things we read, speak, and write about. Using

nouns I could name boy, restaurant, and hamburger. You also know that proper

nouns can be used to make speaking and writing more specific.

Instead of boy, I can use the name Zeke. And, in place of restaurant I can

specifically name Hamburger Hut. Rather than a plain old hamburger, I can

order a Buster Burger. You also understand that verbs provide the action

for objects and characters when we speak and write. The pirate.... Oh what did the

pirate do? It's the relationship between nouns and verbs that creates the action

for our lives. The Pirates sang.... oh no anything but that!

The pirate sang....La! La! La! La! Oh, how embarrassing! Nouns provide the

subjects for the sentences you speak and write. and verbss provide the action. In

the sentence the dog chewed the bone the dog is the subject, and the word dog is a

noun. Chewed is a verb telling what the dog, or

noun, did. The word bone is another noun in the sentence, but it isn't the subject.

Since the noun "bone" is receiving the action, in this case the chewing, we call

it the direct object. Direct object! What is that? You just ask the great question.

So what are direct objects? More importantly, how can I use direct objects

when I speak and when I write? Direct objects are nouns, proper nouns, or

pronouns that receive the action of the verb in a sentence. Huh? What? Don't worry.

I'll show you! Let's practice identifying the direct object in some simple