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    What is the direct object in this sentence?

    Does anybody know what the direct object is in this sentence?

    Father purchased twenty-five dollars' worth of gasoline.

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    Re: What is the direct object in this sentence?

    father/purchased / worth

    "twenty-five dollars" just tells how much
    "of / gas" tells what kind of worth

    Same as if you had used tons, cans, liters, pounds, gallons

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    Re: What is the direct object in this sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    father/purchased / worth

    "twenty-five dollars" just tells how much
    "of / gas" tells what kind of worth

    Same as if you had used tons, cans, liters, pounds, gallons

    I'd say "gas" with similar reasons.
    "twenty-five dollars worth of" just tells how much he purchased
    of the direct object "gas".

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