Introduction to Grammar Guidelines

With texting, Facebook, and Twitter fast becoming main modes of communication, the new shorthand lingo that is developing will no doubt bring about a higher frequency of grammatical, spelling, and punctuation errors. The rules that define proper English seem to fade into the distance as more people forget them and replace that knowledge with acronyms such as OMG and LOL. The hope for this site is to reinforce proper English grammar and continue to encourage eloquent writing and speech.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Direct and Indirect Objects

Direct Object: a word or group of words that receives the action of the verb.

Indirect Object: a noun or pronoun that specifies to whom or for whom the action is done; indirect objects come before direct objects in sentences.

She threw the ball. ("ball" is the direct object because it is what is being thrown)
She threw him the ball. ("him" is the indirect object because it indicates to whom the ball is being thrown)

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