the direct object

A direct object is a noun or pronoun that receives the action of a transitive verb (a verb that has an object) or shows the result of that action.
A direct object answers the question ‘‘What?’’ or ‘‘Whom?’’ after the transitive verb.
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In these sentences, the transitive verb is underlined, and the direct object is italicized.
– My neighbor asked us an interesting question. (What?)
– The television set required repair. (What?)
– Tyler edited three errors in her essay. (What?)
– They oiled the skates before lacing them up. (What?)
– We guided him during the mountain climb. (Whom?)
– James met Mr. Hunt in the school’s main office. (Whom?)