The indirect object tells to whom or what the actionof the verb is directed or for whom or what the actionis performed.
Every year, the university gives several outstandingstudents full scholarships.
Indirect objects of verbs can instead be made objects ofprepositions.
Every year, the university gives full scholarships to severaloutstanding students.
Some transitive verbs require the expression ofindirect objects in the sentence, whereas other verbs allow the presence ofindirect objects but do not require them.
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