Subject and Object
Every sentence must have a subject and a verb. Some also have an object. An object is the person or thing that is affected by the verb. They follow the verb in a sentence. However, not all verbs have an object. There are two you should know at this level: direct object and indirect object.
An action directed toward or received by someone or something is referred to as the direct object. A sentence have an indirect object only if it has a direct object.
Example: Milo sold the old bicycle.
A direct object answers the questions what? or whom? after an action word. [ Milo sold what?]
Example: Milo sold his cousin the old bicycle. Milo sold the old bicycle to his cousin.
An indirect object answer the question to whom? for whom? to what? or for what? after an action verb. [Milo sold his bicycle to whom?] The indirect object is cousin and the direct object is bicycle.
Not all verbs have an object.