Remember the difference between an indirect object and a
We do not use the word "to" with an indirect
object. Although "to" maybe looked at as an indirect object, it
is a prepositional phrase. Look at the two sentences below.
Hank gave John the ball.
Hank gave the ball to John.
Both sentences mean the same thing. However, the
first sentence uses "John" as an indirect object, while the
second sentence uses "to John" as a prepositional phrase.
When you look for indirect objects, be careful of
Type the indirect object or the
prepositional phrase in the blank below.
John bought Jill candy.
Mom gave money to Kevin.
The doctor prescribed Mac pills.
The nurse changed sheets on the bed.
The captain flew the plane into the storm.
The President ordered troops home.
The Mexican government sent President Bush gifts.
The pastor gave Julie hope.
The American government sent money to Israel.
The florist sent Annette roses.
Elementary & Middle School Lessons & Self-Correcting Tests for Children in all Subject Areas. If you have found an error or would like to make comments on this lesson,
please email us at:
Copyright 1999-2021 by Educational Designers, LLC. All rights reserved. Lessons & Tests in Math, Reading, Spelling, Science, Language, and Social Studies.
traffic. Your IP address and user-agent are shared with Google along with
performance and security metrics to ensure quality of service, generate
usage statistics, and to detect and address abuse."