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indirect object

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Grammar
indirect objectˌindirect ˈobject noun [countable] technical  SLGan object of a verb that refers to the person that something is given to, said to, made for etc. For example, in the sentence ‘I asked him a question’, the indirect object is ‘him’.direct object
Examples from the Corpus
indirect objectThe nail is an indirect object because it is related to the verb through the preposition - on.We have the subject - she, the object - the hammer, and the indirect object - the nail.
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