The Difference Between Direct & Indirect Objects in Sentence Structure


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Which term refers to word position in relation to building sentences?

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Which word is the subject of this sentence?

The dog chased the little girl.


Which word is the direct object of this sentence?

The teacher gave Mitch his homework.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Having command over the written English language is important for many reasons. Test your comprehension of sentence structure, and be sure that you know the difference between indirect and direct objects with this interactive quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this assessment you'll be asked to:

  • Name the term that indicates how a sentence is composed
  • Choose the subject of the sentence
  • Select the direct and indirect objects of given sentences
  • Differentiate between the meaning of a direct and indirect object

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to utilize these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on direct and indirect objects
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sentence structure
  • Distinguishing differences - differentiate between direct and indirect objects

Additional Learning

For further information about sentence structure, refer to the lesson entitled The Difference Between Direct & Indirect Objects in Sentence Structure. The lesson features these objectives:

  • Define and identify the subject, predicate, and object in a sentence
  • Use examples to enrich understanding of direct and indirect objects
  • Discuss object and subject pronouns