Direct Object

In grammar, there are two types of objects. They are
1. Direct object
2. Indirect object

In this article, we are discussing about Direct object.

Meaning of Direct Object

Literally, direct means immediate effect and object means a person or a thing.


What are Verbs?

Verbs are part of speech which includes words denoting action, activities or state of being.

Some of the examples of Verbs are:

Regular and Irregular Verbs

Regular Verbs

The Majority of English Verbs which rarely change their form are called Regular Verbs. Regular Verbs are those verbs whose Past Tense and Past Participle are formed by adding –d or –ed. These Verbs are more consistent than Irregular Verbs and larger in number.

These Verbs are also called Weak Verbs and have five forms. In the table below we can see Irregular Verbs along with their forms.

Helping Verbs

Helping Verbs are those Verbs which help us to know whether the actions were carried out is in the Past, Present or in the Future. Helping Verbs are also called Auxiliary Verbs and their main task is to provide us information about the time referred in sentence. 

Nouns Used Without Articles

Proper nouns in principle are written without article. In addition to them, there are other nouns in English which are used in the syntactic structure without articles. 

1. Many countable nouns behave like proper nouns without capitals. These are especial environments which are known to the speaker and the hearer for certain typical activities.


Main Verbs

The name itself tells us that Main Verbs are important. Main verbs are Verbs which show the major actions carried out by the subjects (I, we, you, he, she, it, they). Main Verbs are also known as Lexical Verbs or Principal Verbs. The term Lexical means related to the Vocabulary (words) or the dictionary.

Generally Main Verbs have ability to stand alone, however we can also find one or more than one Auxiliary/Helping Verbs helping them.

State of being Verbs and Physical Verbs

State of being Verbs

State of being Verbs are also called Inactive or Linking Verbs as they explain the situation i.e. the way they are and changes in those situations. The name of the Verb itself tells us that this verb mainly includes the forms of ‘be’ verb. State of being Verbs tends to work as links to connect subject to words in the predicates (noun/pronoun/Adjective) to add meaning. These Verbs are considered unprogressive.

Mental Verbs

Literally, mental refers to anything related to mind or intellectual process and Verbs are words which show actions. Therefore, Mental Verbs refer to cognitive (that deals with logic) state in which actions are mostly abstract.

Subordinating Conjunctions

Subordinate in grammar means dependent on or modifying the main clause. Therefore, Subordinating Conjunctions are those Conjunctions which connect a dependent clause and an independent clause. As the word suggests, their main function is to tell the user which idea in a complex sentence is less important or subordinate of another idea. They help relate clauses by acting as the transition between two ideas in a sentence.