Is "to Jessica" direct object, indirect object, or prepositional phrase and why? Grace promised a new car to Jessica.
The phrase "to Jessica" is a prepositional phrase.
The noun "Jessica" is the object of the preposition "to".
Using the noun "Jessica" as a direct object:
Grace promised Jessica that she would buy her a new car.
Using the noun "Jessica" as an indirect object:
Grace promised Jessica a new car.