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    Yura Reiri is offline Junior Member
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    Default I gave him a bunch of bananas. Which is the direct object, bunch or bananas?

    I gave him a bunch of bananas. Which is the direct object, bunch or bananas?


    Thank you!!!

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    Default Re: I gave him a bunch of bananas. Which is the direct object, bunch or bananas?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yura Reiri View Post
    I gave him a bunch of bananas. Which is the direct object, bunch or bananas?


    Thank you!!!

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    Hello, Yura Reiri:

    IMHO:

    I = subject.

    gave = verb.

    him = indirect object.

    a = adjective/ determiner.

    bunch = direct object.

    of bananas = prepositional phrase that modifies "bunch."

    ("of" = preposition; "bananas" = object of the preposition.)


    James

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    Default Re: I gave him a bunch of bananas. Which is the direct object, bunch or bananas?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
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    Hello, Yura Reiri:

    IMHO:

    I = subject.

    gave = verb.

    him = indirect object.

    a = adjective/ determiner.

    bunch = direct object.

    of bananas = prepositional phrase that modifies "bunch."

    ("of" = preposition; "bananas" = object of the preposition.)


    James
    Thanks a lot! I was thinking the same thing but then our teacher has a different idea, but really I think you're correct based on my previous readings.

    How about this: I wrote a letter to him. Is ' to him' the indirect object? Shouldn't it be the object of the prep.?

    Thank you again!

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