Indirect Objects and Transitive Verbs



Indirect Objects and Transitive Verbs :



A transitive verb exerts its action on an object. The sentence with a transitive verb inhabits will not become complete without an object of the verb.

Sarah threw.

In this sentence, Sarah did something. She threw. But the sentence remains incomplete without noting what did she throw? Only when this sentence notes down what she threw, it becomes complete.

Sarah threw a ball.

In this sentence, there is an object of the verb. Only now, the sentence becomes complete.

So, many verbs need the objects for them to present their meaning in a complete manner.

1. She eats an apple.
2. They killed a lion.
3. John wrote a letter.
4. My father completed his graduation in this college.
5. I dropped my sister at her school.
6. We bought this house last year.
7. Mary is collecting stamps.

Forms of The Object

Most Transitive Verbs take a single Object. The Object to a Verb may be expressed in various different forms, the chief of which are the following.

1. Noun : The man killed a snake with his stick.
2. Pronoun : The man lifted me up out of the water.
3. Infinitive : He desires to leave us tomorrow.
4. Gerund : He disliked sleeping in the daytime.
5. Phrase : No one knew how to make a beginning.
6. Clause : We do not know who has come.

Position of The Object

A Noun denoting the Object to a Verb is usually placed after the Verb to which it belongs. But when the Object is a Relative or Interrogative Pronoun, it is placed not after, but before the Verb.

Relative Pronoun and Transitive Verb

The man whom I saw yesterday has come back today.

Interrogative Pronoun and Transitive Verb

What did you say?
Whom were you looking for?

Double Objects and Transitive Verbs

Some Transitive Verbs take objects after them, one of which is called the Direct Object and the other the Indirect Object.

The Indirect Object always stands first.

I forgave him (Indirect) his faults (Direct).
Can you find me a competent Secretary?
He gave the door a coat of paint.
He left the hospital a large legacy.

If the Indirect is placed after the Direct, it must be preceded by the preposition FOR or TO.

He taught English (Direct) to his son (Indirect).

But we can say He asked me for the book and I gave it (Direct) him (Indirect).

The Direct and Indirect Objects in the following sentences :

Bring me that book.
We allowed him two rupees.
He taught me English.
He refused me the loan of a book.
I have asked you a question.
They gave the boy a prize.
They sent the boy a book.
They lent me ten rupees.
They fined him ten rupees.
He owed me twelve rupees.
The man told me the story.
He left them all his property.
They played him a trick.
He promised me his help.
They sold him two horses.
He did me a great kindness.

RELATED PAGES :

  • The Verb
  • Kinds of Verbs
  • Object to The Verb
  • Subject of The Verb
  • Transitive Verbs
  • Forms of The Object and Transitive Verb
  • Position of The Object and Transitive Verb
  • Noun as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  • Pronoun as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  • Infinitive as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  • Gerund as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  • Phrase as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  • Clause as The Object of The Transitive Verb
  • Relative Pronoun and Transitive Verb
  • Interrogative Pronoun and Transitive Verb
  • Double Objects and Transitive Verbs
  • Direct Objects and Transitive Verbs
  • Transitive Verbs of Incomplete Predication
  • Complement
  • Forms of Complement
  • Omission of The Relative as Object
  • Transitive Verbs used Intransitively
  • Intransitive Verbs
  • Intransitive Verbs of Incomplete Predication
  • Intransitive Verbs of Complete Predication
  • Subjective Complement
  • Objective Complement
  • Cognate or Kindred
  • Cognate Noun
  • Cognate Object
  • Intransitive Verbs in A Causal Sense
  • Prepositional Verbs
  • Object to Active Verb
  • Subject to Passive Verb
  • Agent of The Verb
  • Retained Object of The Verb in Active Voice
  • The Direct Object of the Active Verb
  • The Indirect Object of the Active Verb
  • The Infinitive Mood of Verbs
  • Sixteen Forms of A Verb
  • Sixteen Forms of A Verb in Active Voice
  • Sixteen Forms of A Verb in Passive Voice
  • Do and Did


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