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    Hi I was just wondering if anyone could possibly tell me the direct and indirect objects, and subject or object complement for the following sentences:

    1. Did John recognise himself in the photo of his university class.

    2. The table I bought yesterday is a present for my younger sister.

    3. The very wealthy owner of the company decided to give me a better salary.

    4. For whom is John working now?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Emma689 View Post
    Hi I was just wondering if anyone could possibly tell me the direct and indirect objects, and subject or object complement for the following sentences:

    1. Did John recognise himself in the photo of his university class.

    2. The table I bought yesterday is a present for my younger sister.

    3. The very wealthy owner of the company decided to give me a better salary.

    4. For whom is John working now?
    The direct objects are, by sentence number, as follows:
    1) "himself"
    2) The zero form of "that" [, which would occur after "table"].
    3) "a better salary"

    There's one indirect object and one subject complement in the group. Can you find them yourself?


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    Thanks for that clarification. Here are the rest of my answers, just wondering if anyone can confirm if they are right.

    1. indirect- John
    direct - himself

    2. direct - table
    indirect - sister
    subject complement - younger

    3. direct object -better salary
    indirect object - me
    subject complement - very wealthy

    4. direct object - working
    indirect object - for whom

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