Sign In | Subscribe
Start learning today, and be successful in your academic & professional career. Start Today!
Loading video...
This is a quick preview of the lesson. For full access, please Log In or Sign up.
For more information, please see full course syllabus of English Grammar
  • Discussion

  • Download Lecture Slides

  • Table of Contents

  • Related Books & Services

Bookmark and Share
Lecture Comments (18)

0 answers

Post by Tim Zhang on February 5, 2014

I don't understand why " the object of a verb will never be found in a prepositional phrase".For instance, "I went to the school”  which the object, "school" is in a prepositional phrase.

2 answers

Last reply by: Rosa Avila
Wed Jan 8, 2014 9:11 PM

Post by Rosa Avila on December 8, 2013

"Paolo threw the ball to Mark." In this sentence is "to Mark" modifying threw or ball? And how can you discern which one it is?

"Between you and me, Sanford should offer Anne that position." I know that "Between you and me", is a prepositional phrase and I think it's modifying offer, but I can't see how it modifies it. Can you explain.

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:19 PM

Post by Vanessa Pieper on July 18, 2013

I get the impression that I.O. are almost always a person or a personal pronoun. Is that so?

Why do so many phrases end in a pronoun if its incorrect?

For example. What are you talking about.. or What is that for...

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:23 PM

Post by Vanessa Pieper on July 18, 2013

Is the following sentence correct?
He ordered a beer to the waiter.

The beer is receiving the action so I assume it's the direct object.

Or should it be:
He ordered the waiter a beer.

Is the sentence structure always N+V+I.O.+D.O.?

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Fri May 24, 2013 12:16 AM

Post by Keitaro Okura on May 23, 2013

"I love chocolate chip cookies."

Couldn't I say the direct object is "cookies" and that "chocolate" and "chip" are adjectives modifying the DO/noun "cookies"? Or should I understand "chocolate chip cookies" as the absolute direct object?

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sun May 5, 2013 3:39 PM

Post by Gift Nitchie on May 5, 2013

I have read a resource that says prepositional phrases can be indirect objects too. The article mentioned that this is true especially when the indirect object is significantly longer than the direct object> Ex. I offered a mint to the man who was standing beside me at the bus stop. Is this incorrect?

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Sun May 5, 2013 3:38 PM

Post by Gift Nitchie on May 5, 2013

It kind of baffles me why a prepositional phrase like "to Mark" cannot be in indirect object. I mean, Paolo still threw the ball, the ball still got thrown to Mark. Oh well, it's the rule I guess. LOL

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Tue Apr 16, 2013 12:16 AM

Post by America Moctezuma on April 15, 2013

Too many buffalos for me!

1 answer

Last reply by: Professor Hendershot
Mon Oct 1, 2012 7:52 PM

Post by Aaron Mackley on October 1, 2012

What is the direct object in the "buffalo" sentence?

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo

this is a real sentence, check wiki if you do not believe me.

Objects

Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.

  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:07
  • Transitive and Intransitive Verbs 0:24
    • Transitive Verb
    • Intransitive Verb
  • What is an Object? 1:18
    • Definition
    • Examples
  • The Direct Object 2:22
    • Definition
    • Examples
  • The Indirect Object 2:50
    • Examples
  • Object of a Verb vs. Object or a Preposition 4:24
    • Examples
  • Find the Objects Practice 5:40
  • Find the Objects Answers 6:04
  • Find the Objects Practice 2 8:05
  • Find the Objects Answers 2 8:24
  • Find the Objects Practice 3 9:48
  • Find the Objects Answers 3 10:11