Translate indirect object | into German
As the examples show, the two types of object convey a different meaning. The indirect object tells us about the person or thing that benefits from the action described by the verb: they received the early Christmas present; I heard the story.Verbs which commonly have an indirect object as well as a direct one include:
- a noun phrase referring to someone or something that is affected by the action of a transitive verb (typically as a recipient), but is not the primary object (e.g. him in give him the book). Compare with direct object.
Certain transitive verbs can have two objects: a direct object an indirect objectFor example:
|We||gave||them||an early Christmas present.|
|subject||verb||indirect object||direct object|