Indirect Object (definition)

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An 'indirect object' (also referred to as 'secondary object') appears in the environment of a ditransitive verb, where the 'indirect object' is the noun or noun phrase that is at least the third argument. It is the one of two objects that is not directly modified by the subject.

See Also

Valence (definition) Double Object Constructions (definition)

External Links

SIL entry on indirect object


SIL entry on indirect object