Before going to solve the direct and indirect objects exercise, let me remind you of what direct and indirect objects are.
Direct Object: A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action in a sentence. A direct object answers the question “what or who?”
Indirect Object: Indirect objects are noun or pronouns in a sentence that identifies to whom or for whom the action of the verb is performed, as well as who is receiving the direct object.
Direct and Indirect Objects Exercise
Attempt the following exercises and then compare your answers with the correct answers given below. Find your mistakes and rectify them.
Complete the sentences with the words in brackets in the correct order then write the complete sentences. Sentence number one is an example.
- I promised to deliver her the parcel. (parcel/the/her)
- We have already shown (the/Mrs. Clark/to/project)
- We will write (letter/a/John)
- I can lend (book/her/the)
- They will immediately send (a/us/to/fax)
- Keep (place/her/the/for)
- They’ve bought (daughter/new/a/flat/their)
- Show (to/his/him/room)
- You should give (of/your/a/teacher/bunch/flowers)
- My mum made (for/cake/me/a/huge)
Complete the sentences and use a preposition if necessary. Sentence number one is an example for you.
- Did you send Mary the postcard? – Yes, I sent it to her (her/it)
- Go to bed, Sam! – Mum, I can’t sleep. Will you read? (me)
- You should offer them your car. – But I’ve already offered (them/it)
- Why don’t we bring them some sandwiches? – You can’t bring (our children/sandwiches) They won’t eat them.
- Has Rosy seen these photos? – Yes, I have already shown (her)
- Please, give me your telephone number. – Sorry. I can’t give (you/it).
- Will you write him an e-mail? – I think I should write as soon as possible. (him)
- Have you heard the story? – No, I haven’t. Please, tell (me)
- Did you give her the parcel? – No, she wasn’t at home. But I’ll give tomorrow. (her/it)
- Could you send it to Vince, please? – I can’t send (Vince/the message). He is at school.
Rewrite the complete sentences correctly. The first sentence is already done for you as an example.
- What did you do? Can you tell me it? Can you say it to me?
- He wrote to Dan a letter.
- They gave a lot of presents Simon.
- This picture is so nice. – Can you show to me?
- I have brought for your sister this book.
- Please, will you pass me it?
- I’m looking forward to your reply. Write me soon.
- Grandma, could you read me?
- Don’t smoke anymore. Will you promise to me?
Complete the sentences and use a preposition if necessary. The first sentence is an example.
- Please, bring me a cup of coffee. (a cup of coffee/me)
- Will you show? (it/her)
- They sold. (my sister/their house)
- I want to send. (Jane/this card)
- You should write. (your parents)
- Please, don’t tell . (him)
- I’ve bought. (Helen/it).
- My father gave. (me/it)
- Will you read? (us, it)
- Why don’t you help? (Direct and indirect/objects/Sara/solving)
|1. I promised to deliver her the parcel.||1. Yes, I sent it to her.|
|2. We have already shown the project to Mrs. Clark.||2. Will you read me a story?|
|3. We will send John a letter.||3. But I have already offered it to them.|
|4. I can lend her the book.||4. You can’t bring sandwiches to our children|
|5. They will immediately send a fax to us.||5. Yes, I have already shown it to her.|
|6. Keep the place for her.||6. Sorry, I cannot give it to you.|
|7. They have bought their daughter a new flat.||7. I think I should write him as soon as possible.|
|8. Show his room to him.||8. No, I have not. Please, tell me the story.|
|9. You should give your teacher a bunch of flowers.||9. But I will give it to her tomorrow.|
|10. My mum made a huge a huge cake for me.||10. I can’t send Vince the message.|
|1. Can you say it to me?||1. Please, bring me a cup of coffee.|
|2. He wrote a letter to Dan.||2. Will you show it to her?|
|3. They Gave Simon many presents.||3. They sold their house to my sister.|
|4. Can you show it to me?||4. I want to send this card to Jane.|
|5. I have brought this book to your sister.||5. You should write to your parents.|
|6. Please, will you pass it to me?||6. Please, do not tell him.|
|7. Write to me soon.||7. I have bought it for Helen.|
|8. Grandma, could you read it to me?||8. My father gave it to me.|
|9. Will you promise me?||9. Will you read it to us?|
|10. Why don’t you help sara sovling direct and indirect objects exercise?|