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  Objects and Complements
An indirect object (which, like a direct object, is always a noun or pronoun) is, in a sense, the recipient of the direct object.
An object complement is similar to a subject complement, except that (obviously) it modifies an object rather than a subject.
In this case, the noun "driver" is the direct object of the verb "consider," but the adjective "tired" is still acting as its complement.
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 Direct object pronouns
Often direct object pronouns are used instead of direct objects if the direct object is known and/or already mentioned.
Direct object pronouns are usually placed in front of a conjugated verb.
In sentences using conjugated verbs and infinitives (-ar, -er, -ir) or the present progressive, direct object pronouns are either placed before the conjugated verb or attached to the infinitive.
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 Direct Object Pronouns in Spanish
First of all you must remember that a direct object in a sentence is the person, event or thing affected by the verb.
The main difference between the use of the direct object pronouns in Spanish and English is their placement.
While in English they substitute the direct object (and its article) and are placed where the original object was, in Spanish this pronoun is placed in front of the verb, replacing also any article used with the object previously.
www.indiana.edu /~call/reglas/pron_comp_dir.html   (100 words)

 Direct Object Pronouns
A direct object is a noun (cats) or a noun clause (those nasty cats that live at my sister's house) that receive the direct impact of a verb.
The person right after it is the direct object of the sentence; that person cannot be the subject.
When you learn command forms, you will learn that direct object pronouns have special rules that are related to whether the command is negative or affirmative.
www.albright.edu /language/SpanishElemGram/DOPs.html   (476 words)

 Grammar of English -- Chapter 4
Passivization is a way to distinguish between objects (both direct and indirect) on the one hand and subject predicates, object predicates, and adverbials on the other, as we'll see in the next chapter.
Indirect objects can be passivized as well, and in a sentence with both a direct and indirect object, it is the indirect object that becomes the subject.
However, to show that both the direct and indirect object in (37) are objects, I have drawn them as sisters to the V: There are ways of expressing this in a non-flat/hierarchical structure but they are complicated and still controversial.
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 Object (grammar) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An object in grammar is a sentence element and part of the sentence predicate.
In "We threw stones", stones is the direct object of the verb threw.
In Latin and many other languages, the direct object is marked by the accusative case, while the indirect object is typically marked by the dative case.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Direct_object   (638 words)

 Capítulo 7   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The personal ‘a’ is used before direct objects referring to human beings or intelligent animals.
The object pronouns are placed before or after the related verb depending on the form of the verb.
Direct objects can be persons or things that directly receive the action of the verb.
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 Hebrew Object Pronouns
In this example, the direct object is the definite noun “the temple” (haheichal) and is therefore preceded by the definite direct object marker (et).
Notice that the second definite direct object marker is prefixed with the Conjunctive Vav.
Just remember that when you see the definite direct object marker, the word that follows it is the direct object of the verb in the clause.
www.hebrew4christians.com /Grammar/Unit_Six/Object_Pronouns/object_pronouns.html   (700 words)

 Spanish Grammar: direct object pronouns part one
The object that directly receives the action of the verb is called the direct object.
Often, it is desirable to replace the name of the direct object with a pronoun.
However, if the direct object of the sentence changes to a masculine noun, the masculine pronoun must be used.
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 Direct Object Pronouns
A direct object receives the action of the verb, that is, follows the action/verb.
Once you have determined which object pronoun to use, it is then placed in front of the conjugated verb.
The only time that the pronoun would not be placed in front of the conjugated verb is when you have an infinitive verb, in which case the pronoun is placed after and attached to the infinitive verb.
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 Mrs. Dowling's Grammar Rules-Direct Object Rules
The verb used with a direct object is always an action verb.
The direct object will not equal the subject as the predicate nominative, nor does it have a linking verb as a predicate nominative sentences does.
The direct object for the verb ate is meat, and the direct object for the verb drank is water.
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 Spanish Object Pronouns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The se form for le is used in combination with the direct object pronouns la and lo.
The indirect object pronoun precedes the conjugated verb:
In affirmative commands, the indirect object pronoun is attached to the imperative:
home.comcast.net /~mike_pope/spanish/other/objectpronouns.htm   (449 words)

 The Noun as a Direct Object   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Typically, a direct object follows the verb and can be found by asking who or what received the action of the verb.
To determine the direct object, ask whom or what was acted on by the verb.
Although the direct object follows the verb, an adjective may be between the verb and object.
grammar.uoregon.edu /nouns/Dobject.html   (542 words)

 Direct Object Persistence for .NET: Versant FastObjects .NET
Objects are loaded from the database transparently and our internal change tracking ensures that only changed and new objects are written to the database.
A flexible object level locking strategy ensures that objects are not modified by multiple transactions at the same time, thereby ensuring object consistency.
On object loading, the object ID is used to quickly locate the object in the database.
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 Direct Object Pronouns--Exceptions
In a Spanish sentence, the usual place for a direct object pronoun is before the verb.
The other thing that they have in common is that when you use a direct object pronoun with them, the direct object pronoun may be placed before the conjugated part of the verb or after the present participle (that’s what –ing words are called) or the infinitive.
It doesn't matter whether you place direct object pronouns at the beginning or the end of these constructions; there is no difference in meaning.
www.albright.edu /language/SpanishElemGram/DOPs2.html   (420 words)

 Accusative case - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
) of a noun is the grammatical case used to mark the direct object of a transitive verb.
The accusative case is used for the direct object in a sentence.
Accusative is formed with the addition of -n to the nominative form, and is used expressly for direct objects.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Accusative_case   (676 words)

 Direct Object Pronouns in Spanish
An indirect object is usually a person receiving the direct object.
The pronouns in Spanish are basically the same as the ones used for the direct objects, with the exception of the third person.
' form is used only when the direct object pronoun is also used for reasons that seem to be primarily aesthetic (such as the use of the 'n' with the indefinite article in English: "an apple" vs. "a apple").
www.indiana.edu /~call/reglas/pron_comp_indir.html   (392 words)

 Direct and Indirect Objects
Both direct objects and indirect objects use the same set of markers within the verb.  The object marker comes immediately in front of the verb stem.
Notice how both of these examples have both direct and indirect objects?  Several of the exercises for this lesson work with the verbs "kuambia" and "kupa" so that you become used to preferentially putting the indirect object within the verb.
Note: Object markers are usually called "infixes" because they usually appear after the subject marker and tense marker, and before the verb stem.  In some verb forms, particularly the command, however, no subject or tense marker is present, so the conjugated verb can actually begin with the object marker.
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 Predicates, Objects, Complements
A direct object is the receiver of action within a sentence, as in "He hit the ball." Be careful to distinguish between a direct object and an object complement:
In that sentence, "daughter" is the direct object and "Natasha" is the object complement, which renames or describes the direct object.
A verb complement is a direct or indirect object of a verb.
grammar.ccc.commnet.edu /grammar/objects.htm   (726 words)

 Direct Objects   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The direct object is the noun, pronoun, or other nounsubstitute in a sentence that receives the action of the verb; it is the noun or nounphrase that is acted upon.
In most sentences, the direct object must immediately follow the verb.
However, the direct object may sometimes be separated from the verb by an indirect object.
www.mhhe.com /mayfieldpub/tsw/d-obj.htm   (134 words)

 Objects - English/Spanish Grammar Learning Clues
Direct object pronoun then verb; or indirect object pronoun then verb; or when there is both a direct object and an indirect object, the order is: indirect object, then direct object, then verb; and these pronouns may be attached at the end of an infinitive or present particple.
Remember the "personal a" when persons are direct objects.
The pronouns MAY follow and be attached to the verb in a command, with an infinitive (the "to be" form of the verb) or with a present participle.
web.utk.edu /~hspiegel/spanish/6objects.html   (285 words)

 What is a direct object?
A direct object is a grammatical relation that exhibits a combination of certain independent syntactic properties, such as the following:
The identification of the direct object relation may be further confirmed by finding significant overlap with similar direct object relations previously established in other languages.
The direct object relation should be identified on a language-specific basis.
www.sil.org /linguistics/GlossaryOfLinguisticTerms/WhatIsADirectObject.htm   (133 words)

 Can Object and Direct Graphics Co-exist?
Object graphics and direct graphics are (currently) two completely separate graphics systems and you must select the system and a graphics window appropriate to that system to display graphics.
Moreover, unless you are using a 24-bit color display, it is even difficult to combine direct and object graphics programs (or windows) in the same IDL session due to the completely different ways in which they use and load color tables in this color-limited environment.
Object graphics is clearly the choice if interactive 3D graphical display is of utmost importance.
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 2.2c - Direct Objects
Again, a simple direct object is only the noun or pronoun, whereas a complex direct object consists of that noun and pronoun and any modifiers that accompany it.
Another useful method for determining whether a noun or noun phrase acts as the direct object is to attempt to rephrase the sentence in the passive voice.
The direct object, "a song," of the active sentence becomes the subject of the passive one.
www.ucalgary.ca /UofC/eduweb/grammar/course/sentence/2_2c.htm   (235 words)

 Double Object Pronouns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The "direct object" is what we call the thing or person that the verb is doing something to.
In French, for example, in some cases the "direct" object pronoun is first and sometimes the "indirect" object is first.
The most important thing to remember at this point is that the "indirect" object pronoun comes first, then it is followed by the "direct" object pronoun.
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 accusative case: the case of the direct object
accusative case: the nominal form proper to a direct object of a verb.
direct object: the person or thing directly affected by the action of the verb (e.g.
predicate: the verb in a sentence or clause together with its objects, complements, and modifiers; the word or words in a sentence which express what is said about a subject.
web.uvic.ca /hrd/oe/glossary.htm   (1905 words)

 French Grammar Exercises
For all questions, the object noun(s) in the given sentence must be replaced by the proper pronoun(s).
Both the direct and the indirect object precede the verb to which they are logically related.
When a sentence includes both a direct and an indirect object pronoun, the order is indirect followed by direct.
www.columbia.edu /~fms5/fpro.html   (565 words)

 LambdaMOO Programmer's Manual - Parsing
If the server succeeds in finding a preposition, it considers the words between the verb and the preposition to be the direct object and those after the preposition to be the indirect object.
If there was no preposition, then the direct object is taken to be all of the words after the verb and the indirect object is the empty string.
dobjstr a string, the direct object string found during parsing dobj an object, the direct object value found during matching prepstr a string, the prepositional phrase found during parsing iobjstr a string, the indirect object string iobj an object, the indirect object value
www.bvu.edu /ctown/Progman/ProgrammersManual_8.html   (1434 words)

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