The simple definition " the thing that is affected by the verb" is crude but often helpful. It's a noun phrase that is connected to (and dependent on) a verb and usually shows where the action of the verb was directed: I've finished my essay. This means that in a syntactic tree the direct object is the sister of the verb. Not all verbs are followed by an object: some stand alone - e.g. I'm resting; others are followed by a prepositional phrase : e.g. She drove up the road.
The word, phrase, or clause that is the primary goal or result of the action of the verb (cf. accusative case); the person or thing is directly affected by the action of the verb. Heb: "God created the heavens and the earth" (Gen. 1:1). Gr: "He grabbed him and began to choke him" (Matt. 18:28).
the object that receives the direct action of the verb
a noun, a noun phrase or a pronoun that comes after the verb
a noun or a noun phrase that refers to an object
a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase that receives the action of a TRANSITIVE (action) verb
The person or thing affected by the action of the verb; a verb completion e.g. Robert hit the ball; it hit me.
noun or noun phrase representing the primary goal or the result of the action of its verb. For example, "direct objects" is the direct object of the sentence "I explained direct objects to you".
A direct object is a grammatical constituent (typically a nominal) that is the objective element of a clause. In distinction from an indirect object, a direct object is the element that is affected by the verbal action. Example:â€œThe dog bit the man
A noun or pronoun that receives the action of a transitive verb. Pearson publishes books.
A Direct Object follows a TRANSITIVE verb, and may be defined as that part of the clause which is affected by the "action" of the verb. For example, in Jim sold his car, the Direct Object is his car. The Direct Object may be identified by asking what or who is affected: Jim sold his car Q. What did Jim sell? A. His car ( = the Direct Object) See also
A direct object receives the action of the verb. The wind rattled the leaves.