The language English is considered one of the easiest languages that exist. But when it comes to learning it and trying to understand it in a better way we come to know about so many things that one didn’t knew existed. We all know English grammar consist of subjects, verbs and objects in a sentence. Only a few people are aware about the further classifications of these parts of sentences.
Today, we will discuss about one such type of English grammar term known as direct object. Though seemingly simple, one needs a lot of concentration while identifying a direct object as it can be easily mistaken for other grammar terms.
An object is the person or thing in a sentence that is the center of action or on which the action is directed. A direct object is not so different than a simple object. A direct object is the noun in a sentence for which the verb is used in the same sentence. The action of the verb in a sentence is directed upon the direct object.
Now this example was quite simple as is only consisted of a single verb and a single direct object. When complex sentences are written, more than one verb or object is used when it becomes somewhat confusing to figure out the right direct object for the verb.
To limit this confusion there is a simple trick. In order to correctly identify the direct object to a particular verb, read the verb and ask yourself the questions what? or who? The answer to those questions will be the direct object.