indirect object definition

  • noun:
    • An object indirectly afflicted with the activity of a verb, as myself in Sing me personally a song and turtles in He feeds turtles lettuce.
    • A grammatical part of a ditransitive verb that always manifests as a recipient or goal.
    • the thing this is the receiver or beneficiary of this activity regarding the verb

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