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noun [countable] linguistics     direct object pronunciation in British English
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singulardirect object
pluraldirect objects
  1. in active clauses, a type of grammatical object that refers to the person or thing that is directly involved in or affected by the action of the verb, but does not perform the action. In English, the direct object is usually a noun or pronoun, for example in the sentences ‘Drink up your milk’, and ‘I loved her’, the direct objects are ‘your milk’ and ‘her’.

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