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    should the direct object always be thing and indirect object a person?


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    Re: Direct and Indirect objects

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    should the direct object always be thing and indirect object a person?
    Where did you have it in mind, no.

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    Re: Direct and Indirect objects

    Quote Originally Posted by semi View Post
    should the direct object always be thing and indirect object a person?
    No, of course not. How did you come to this conclusion?

    They are building a bridge over the river at the moment.-active voice[ direct object - common noun]
    A bridge is being built [by them] at the moment - passive [indirect object - personal pronoun in Acc.]

    Grandma looked after the boy while his parents were out dining.-direct object - common noun/person ,as you say
    The boy was looked after by grandma when... .-indirect object -common noun/ person

    The earthquake caused a lot of damage -direct object- common noun
    A lot of damage was caused by the earthquake - ind. obj. - common noun

    The bullet hit a window- direct object - common noun/ thing ,as you say
    A window was hit by a bullet - indirect object - common noun/thing

    Does it help?

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