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    I have learned the use of Direct object and indirect object. But I've got confused with this use. Please check my knowledge.

    He gives me a book.
    He gives a book to me.


    The second sentence is said to be wrong( according to a book).
    It is said "to" should not be used before "pronouns", but should be used before "nouns".

    Please explain.

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    Default Re: The use of direct object and indirect object

    Quote Originally Posted by yan.bri View Post
    I have learned the use of Direct object and indirect object. But I've got confused with this use. Please check my knowledge.

    He gives me a book.
    He gives a book to me.


    The second sentence is said to be wrong( according to a book).
    It is said "to" should not be used before "pronouns", but should be used before "nouns".

    Please explain.
    I suggest that you buy a decent grammar book. Both your sentences are spotless.
    In both sentences, 'a book' is the direct object; it receives the action, the giving.
    The beneficiary of the act of giving, to whom the book is given, is 'me'.

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    Default Re: The use of direct object and indirect object

    Quote Originally Posted by yan.bri View Post
    I have learned the use of Direct object and indirect object. But I've got confused with this use. Please check my knowledge.

    He gives me a book.
    He gives a book to me.


    The second sentence is said to be wrong( according to a book).
    It is said "to" should not be used before "pronouns", but should be used before "nouns".

    Please explain.
    Yes, your source book is wrong.
    You can find out the truth about direct and indirect objects by searching for these on the net, or searching the information on this site.

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    Default Re: The use of direct object and indirect object

    Hello,

    I am a learner, and I believe you don't know how to find a direct or indirect object in a sentence.

    Ask yourself the following question: ' What he gives? the answer is 'a book'. The noun book is the direct object and it's the same thing for the second phrase.

    For indirect object you have generally a preposition between the verb and the subject.

    Hope it's help you.

    Have a nice day and do not forget to change your grammar book.

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