direct and indirect objects

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Is there an easy way to get across the rule for direct and indirect objects?
 
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Is there an easy way to get across the rule for direct and indirect objects?

I'm not sure of what you mean by this question. Here are some defintions from the UsingEnglish glossary that should be helpful. Take a look at the definitions. If you have any questions about them, please post them.

https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/object.html

https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/direct-object.html

https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/indirect-object.html

https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/transitive-verb.html

https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/intransitive-verb.html

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Is there an easy way to get across the rule for direct and indirect objects?

This answer is going to depend on whose description of grammar you prefer. In the system I use, a verb cannot have an indriect object unless it also has a direct object. A verb that can take both objects is called "ditransitive" and not all verbs are ditransitive. In the system I use, a noun or pronoun that is the object of a preposition is not considered to be an indirect object.

With ditransitive verbs, the indirect object precedes the direct object.

I gave her the letter. (her = indirect object; letter = direct object)
I gave the letter to her (letter = direct object; her = object of the preposition "to".
 
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