Sentence Analysis

This language lesson is designed for 6 to 12-year-old children. It guides the child to identify an indirect object in a sentence.

What is the Subject of a Sentence?

The subject of a sentence is the person, place, idea, or thing that the sentence is about. It identifies whom or what.
It is usually a noun or pronoun and can also include modifying words, phrases, or clauses.

What is a Predicate in a Sentence?

The predicate is what is being said about the subject. It gives more information about the subject.

What is a Direct Object?

A direct object is the receiver of the action within a sentence, and it is usually a noun or pronoun.

What is an Indirect Object in a sentence?

The indirect object identifies “to whom, to what, for whom, for what” the verb’s action is performed. It can only be in a sentence if there is also a direct object. As the subject, an indirect object is usually a noun or pronoun.

Let us take few examples to understand what are indirect objects in detail:
– The children gave mother a present. In this example, ‘The children’ is the subject, ‘gave’ is the predicate, and ‘a present’ is the direct object and ‘mother’ is the indirect object.
– Martha baked a cake for Polly. In this example, ‘Martha’ is the subject, ‘baked’ is the predicate, ‘a cake’ is the direct object and ‘for Polly’ is the indirect object.

This video lesson helps the child in enhancing their grammar by practicing sentence analysis. Invite the child to learn the subject, predicate, direct object, and indirect object in a sentence, as shown in the video.

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Video Created by: Jodi Qualters (Montessori in the Park, Goodyear, Arizona)

Elementary | Language | Sentence Analysis: Subject, Predicate, Direct Object, and Indirect Object (English)


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