Direct and Indirect Objects Worksheet

Category: Grammar

Utilize this Direct and Indirect Objects Worksheet to test your ability to identify the difference between the types of objects to help with your grammar prowess. A combination of exercises have you choose the type of object identified in one set , and the other set asks you to identify the direct objects by first finding the subject and verb.


For examples 1-5, determine whether the identified objects are direct or indirect ones.For examples 5-10 below, first identify the subject and the verb. Next, determine the indirect and/or direct object. Remember that when there is an indirect object, a direct object is also present. This means that some exercises can have both types of objects, and some can have only direct objects.

  • __________ did she forget her mother’s birthday, __________ she forgot to call on Mother’s Day. Hiking through the mountains, along the river bed and over dry, rough terrain are all excursions she enjoys.

  • __________ show up at the scheduled time, __________ skip the session for this week to avoid wasting your time.

  • __________ Sidney wants to join the group, __________ she does not want to join it.

  • Sandra excels __________ at basketball __________ at volleyball.

  • Her lack of attention to detail shows that she __________ cared __________ tried to give it her best effort.

  • Penny may take her vacation July. Penny may take her vacation in August.

  • Winter days are short. The weather in the winter is cold.

  • Shannon fell during the dancing recital. Shannon did not suffer any serious injuries.

  • Stacey is an excellent writer. She struggles with editing, though.

  • Tom Brady played college football at the University of Michigan as offensive player. Charles Woodson played college football at the University of Michigan as a defensive player.