Functions of Nouns in sentences

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Indirect object receives the action of the verb indirectly and it comes before the direct object. Indirect Object shows for whom or for what the action was undertaken and is identified by imagining a [to] or [for] in front of it.

In the following examples, direct objects are underlined, the indirect objects are shown in color and imaginary "to" or "for" are placed in brackets.

  • She baked [for] Mr. Smith a pie.
  • Should I buy [for] my daughter a bicycle?
  • Save [for] Mike a seat at the concert.
  • The teacher told [to] the girls a story.
  • I paid [to] the mechanic 100 dollars.