direct object


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direct object

n.
A word or phrase in a sentence referring to the person or thing receiving the action of a transitive verb. For example, in English, in mail the letter and call him, letter and him are direct objects.
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direct object

n
(Grammar) grammar a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase whose referent receives the direct action of a verb. For example, a book is the direct object in the sentence They bought Anne a book. Compare indirect object
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direct′ ob′ject


n.
a word or group of words representing the person or thing upon which the action of a verb is performed or toward which it is directed, as the pronoun it in I saw it.
[1900–05]
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Noun1.direct object - the object that receives the direct action of the verb
object - (grammar) a constituent that is acted upon; "the object of the verb"
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Translations
complément d’objet directobjet direct

direct object

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The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.
Bounderby always represented this to be the sole, immediate, and direct object of any Hand who was not entirely satisfied; 'and therefore I know already that you have not come here to make a complaint.
The comparative analysis of the different types of verbs used in this category exemplifies that direct object verbs occurred with the highest frequency, evidence based / data driven verbs occurred with second higher frequency, procedural verbs with third, creation verbs with fourth; whereas, visual verbs occurred with the least frequency.
prepositioning of a direct object, unusual in English, is common in
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If we slip and consider the car the direct object of the anger,
In prototypical contexts in German, there is a correlation between the agent and the function of the subject, the patient and the function of the direct object and the recipient and the indirect object.
For instance, humans might label parts of speech in a set of texts, and the machine-learning system will try to identify patterns that resolve ambiguities-for instance, when "her" is a direct object and when it's an adjective.
Hatred here is intransitive - it has no direct object. It's just hatefulness, as an end in itself.
She reconstructs choices and explains motivations as she looks at ditransitives--grammatical constructions involving a verb followed by an indirect object and a direct object. Chapters present the theoretical background, clarify the methodology, and provide a broad overview of transitives found in data sets represented by the Freiberg English Dialect Corpus (FRED) and the British National Corpus Regional (BNCreg).

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