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noun [countable] linguistics direct object pronunciation in British English
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singulardirect object
pluraldirect objects
  1. the noun or pronoun in a sentence that is affected by the action of a transitive verb. In the sentence ‘Harry was reading a book’, the noun phrase ‘a book’ is the direct object of the verb ‘was reading’.

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