A direct object
is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of a transitive
verb (a verb that has an object) or shows the result of that action. A direct
object answers the question ‘‘What?’’ or ‘‘Whom?’’ after the transitive verb.
In these sentences, the transitive verb is underlined, and the direct object
My neighbor asked us an interesting question. (What?)
The television set required repair. (What?)
Tyler edited three errors in her essay. (What?)
They oiledthe skates before lacing them up. (What?)
We guided him during the mountain climb. (Whom?)
James met Mr. Hunt in the school’s main office. (Whom?)
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