Introduction to the KISS Grammar Workbooks 2004 North Carolina Trainer Manual
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Exploring Verbs as Direct Objects
Exercise # 5 - More Practice with Infinitives as Direct Objects (Relatively Easy)
Analysis Key

1. I started to walk (DO) back home [NuA]. |

2. We began to put (DO) our scuba gear on. |

"Gear" is the direct object of "to put." [Note that "on" is a reduction of the prepositional phrase "on our bodies."]
3. I started to wobble (DO). |

4. I told Jimmy (IO) to get (DO) his bike. |

"Jimmy" is both an indirect object of "told" and the subject of "to get." "Bike" is the direct object of "to get."
5. Later that day [NuA] we asked my aunt (IO) to cook (DO) {for us}. |
"Aunt" is both an indirect object of "asked" and the subject of "to cook."
6. We decided to ride (DO) {around the block} a couple [NuA] {of times}. |

7. My hamster loved to crawl (DO) around {on the soft, white, carpet}. |

8. Do you want to have (DO) a sandwich {with me}? |

"Sandwich" is the direct object of "to have."
9. {After that}, we decided to taste (DO) the pancakes. |
"Pancakes" is the direct object of "to taste."
10. I decided to give (DO) it a try. |
"It" is the indirect object of "to give," and "try" is the direct object.