direct objects

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direct objects

Unread post by freddieblog » Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:16 pm

HI I have come across this in my research:
Colorful parrots live in the rainforests cannot be changed to passive voice because the sentence does not have a direct object.
why is 'rainforest' not a direct object, it is a noun! any help would be gratefully accepted. thanks

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Re: direct objects

Unread post by Susan » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:42 pm

Hi Adrian

In the phrase 'colourful parrots eat seeds', seeds is the direct object.

Do you see the difference now?

Take a look at Lucy Pollard's Guide to Teaching English

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