An indirect object
is the person or thing to whom or for whom something is done. To help identify the indirect object, ask the questions to whom
or for whom
after the verb. I gave Jane the book.
She brought me my notebook
Jane is the indirect object of the verb gave
answering the question to whom
. In the second sentence me
is the indirect object of the verb brought
If the Preposition to
is expressed, then the word is the object of the preposition rather than an indirect object. I gave the book to Jane.
In this sentence, Jane is the object of the preposition to
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