Direct Object (definition)

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A syntactic element of a sentence that is one of two main constituents. The object in a sentence is almost always a noun phrase containing an experiencer or a noun that is experiencing some sort of action being performed by the subject.

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  • Carnie, Andrew (2006) Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Malden, Wiley Blackwell.
  • Matthews, P. H. The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.