You already know that nouns are words that name persons, places, things, and ideas.
Nouns can function as direct objects. A direct object receives the action of the verb. In other words, it is the thing being acted upon.
Only action verbs can have direct objects. A direct object will never follow a linking verb.
To find a direct object:
1) Find the verb. Is it an action verb?
2) If it is an action verb, put the verb in the blank and ask "______ who or what?"
2）如果是行为动词，把动词放在空白处，并思考"______ who or what?"
Examples of Direct Objects:
Examples of direct objects with explanation:
Example: Joe threw the ball.
Joe is the subject-he is the one doing the throwing.v
What did Joe throw? The ball is the direct object because it
Joe扔了什么？“The ball”是直接主语，因为它是动作的接受者receives the action-it is the thing that Joe threw.
- 是Joe 扔的东西。
Example: Quinn ate cereal for breakfast.
Quinn is the subject-he is the one eating.v
What did Quinn eat? The cereal is the direct object because it
receives the action-it is the thing that Quinn ate.
Below are some additional examples of sentences with direct objects.
Lauren played the piano. (Played who or what?) piano
Lauren弹钢琴。(Played who or what?) 钢琴
Our class read Charlotte's Web. (Read who or what?) Charlotte's Web
我们班读夏洛的网。(Read who or what?) Charlotte's Web
Sandra likes chocolate cake. (Likes who or what?) chocolate cake
Sandra喜欢巧克力蛋糕。(Likes who or what?) chocolate cake
Pam saw Ann through the window. (Saw who or what?) Ann
Pam通过窗户看到了Ann。(Saw who or what?) Ann
Mom kissed baby Alice on the nose. (Kissed who or what?) baby Alice
妈妈亲吻了Alice的鼻子。(Kissed who or what?) baby Alice
Chad watched a game on television. (Watched who or what?) a game
Chad在电视上看了比赛。(Watched who or what?) a game
Lois rode her bike to school. (Rode who or what?) her bike
Lois骑车去上学。(Rode who or what?) her bike
Andrea patted the dog on its head. (Patted who or what?) the dog
Andrea轻拍了小狗的头。(Patted who or what?) the dog