Does the following sentence have any indirect objects? If so, where?: She gave me a gift.

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Jun 27, 2018

Answer:

Yes, the sentence has an indirect object and it is me.

Explanation:

Indirect objects are nouns that receive the direct object.

To find one in a sentence, find the direct object, and then ask, "Who was given the direct object?"

Here are some example sentences. The indirect objects are colored #color(blue)"blue"#, and the direct objects are colored #color(green)"green"#.

  • My grandmother passed #color(blue)"Maddie"# the #color(green)"box"# of tissues.
    #rarr# the grandmother passed the box to who? To Maddie, so "Maddie" is the indirect object.

  • He gave the #color(blue)"poor"# all of his #color(green)"money"#.
    #rarr# He gave his money to who? The poor, so "poor" is the indirect object.

In your sentence, there is an indirect object:

  • She gave #color(blue)"me"# a #color(green)"gift"#.
    #rarr# She gave the gift to who? Me, so "me" is the indirect object.