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Many sentences in English require a subject, a verb, and a direct object (DO). A direct object is a noun, a noun phrase or a pronoun that comes after the verb. The direct object answers the question "what?" or "who?"
Here is an example:
Here is another one:
Different Kinds of Nouns That Can Be Used as Direct Objects
Don't confuse this with present continuous verb tense.I am going home now. You are sleeping now. We are working today.
Some verbs can only use nouns or gerunds (verbing) as the direct object:
You can use your dictionary to tell if a verb needs a gerund.
Some verbs can only use nouns or infinitives to show the direct object:
Some verbs can use either a noun, a noun phrase, a gerund, or an infinitive:
Use your dictionary if you can't remember if a noun is count or non-count or if a verb ends in -ing (gerund) or if "to" (infinitive) is added.
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