What is the relationship between verbs, direct objects and indirect objects?

1 Answer
Apr 19, 2018

Without a verb, your clause or sentence is incomplete.


This is a good question indeed.

Look, always keep in mind, if you like to make a sentence or clause, you need at least a subject and verb. Or it will be called a missing verb clause.

Heading needs not any verb at all, might be 20 words, doesn't a matter! It is called a SINGLE NOUN by two words , keep in mind.

Like: Our dream house and wonder paradise seeming a fabulous palace in my childhood memory.

Look, there is not a VERB, it is a heading might be a BOOK name.

Our dream house and wonder paradise seem a fabulous palace in my childhood memory.

Now, it is a complete sentence.

Our dream house and wonder paradise==a compound subject meant two different ideas,

a fabulous palace ===a direct object , means animate or non animate anything ( See The cliffs for TOEFL preparation book, written by two native writers having their linguistic degrees in PhD in the USA))
then, my child hood ==a direct object ==
An Indirect object only === an animate anything, keep in mind.

***This is the simple rule, do not go for passive understanding! It will make more misunderstanding that I usually see in my teaching time to professional students.

Now final rule:( for direct /indirect object problems)

Sub+verb+ indirect object+ direct object


Subject + verb+ direct object + preposition+ indirect object,

That is all.