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I Love You: A Subject-Object Valentine

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

By
Mignon Fogarty
5-minute read
Episode #355

Answers to Practice Sentences

   Subject  Direct Object   Indirect Object
 1.  Sarah  a noodle  Chester
 2.  Lucy  pages  none
 3.  Benson  matches  none
 4.  He  a song  Ursula
 5.  They  a message  him
 6.  Placer  a yellow rose  her
 7.  Trey  funny noises  none
 8.  She  her hair  none
 9.  Laura  the boat  none
 10.  Renaldo  the lollipop  none
 11.  Lilly  none  none

* This Yoda sentence actually uses object-subject-verb order.

Valentine image, daveparker at Flickr, CC BY 2.0

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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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