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Sentences and Style

Learn about English sentence rules and style suggestions to help you become a more confident writer

Object

An object in a sentence is "a noun or noun phrase that is affected by the action of a verb or that follows a preposition. In the sentence 'I like ice cream', 'ice cream' is the object of the verb 'like'" (Cambridge University Press, n.d., para. 2)

For example, in the sentence "I like talking to my friends on the phone," both "friends" and "phone" are objects.

Reference

Cambridge University Press. (n.d.). Sentence. Cambridge dictionary. Retrieved February 24, 2021, from https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/sentence