What appears first in the sentence if a sentence has both direct and - ProProfs Discuss
Advertisement

What appears first in the sentence if a sentence has both direct and indirect objects, the direct or indirect object?



This question is part of Objects: Direct and Indirect
Asked by Brennadjohnson, Last updated: Jan 20, 2021

+ Answer
Request
Question menu
Vote up Vote down

2 Answers

Elafonisi83

Elafonisi

Elafonisi83
Elafonisi

Answered Nov 29, 2017

Either one.

There is no rule that specifies that only the direct object comes first.

Anna gave me a book.

Anna gave a book to me.
both sentences are equally correct as the indirect object is free to be located after the verb or after the direct object, using a preposition.

upvote downvote
Reply 

John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered Sep 17, 2016

Indirect

Think of the acronym VIDEO to help you remember the order in a sentenceverb, indirect object, direct object.
upvote downvote 1
Reply 

Advertisement
Advertisement
Search for Google images Google Image Icon
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer Loader
Image Preview
Search for Google images Google Image Icon
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer Loader
Image Preview
Search for Google images Google Image Icon
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer Loader

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.