I Love You: A Subject-Object Valentine

Why “I love you” is the easiest way ever to remember the difference between subject and object.

Mignon Fogarty
5-minute read
Episode #355

Practice Sentences

Underline the subject, draw a circle around the direct object, and shade over the indirect object (if there is one).

1. Sarah gave Chester a noodle.
2. Lucy colored pages.
3. Benson lit matches.
4. He sang Ursula a song.
5. They wrote him a message.
6. Placer sent her a yellow rose.
7. Trey made funny noises.
8. She smugly flipped her hair.
9. Laura rowed the boat.
10. Renaldo licked the lollipop.
11. (Bonus) Lilly danced.

Next: Answers to the Practice Sentences


About the Author

Mignon Fogarty

Mignon Fogarty is the founder of Quick and Dirty Tips and the author of seven books on language, including the New York Times bestseller "Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing." She is an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame, and the show is a five-time winner of Best Education Podcast in the Podcast Awards. She has appeared as a guest expert on the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show. Her popular LinkedIn Learning courses help people write better to communicate better.

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