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What appears first in the sentence if a sentence has both direct and indirect objects, the direct or indirect object?



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Asked by Brennadjohnson, Last updated: Jul 27, 2020

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Elafonisi

Elafonisi

Answered Nov 29, 2017

Either one.

There is no rule that specifies that only the direct object comes first.

Anna gave me a book.

Anna gave a book to me.
both sentences are equally correct as the indirect object is free to be located after the verb or after the direct object, using a preposition.

 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Sep 17, 2016

Indirect

Think of the acronym VIDEO to help you remember the order in a sentenceverb, indirect object, direct object.
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