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Identifying Object in a sentence.

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Hi,

In the below sentences, what are the objects of the sentence?

1) Amy runs on the thread mill
2) Amy runs daily
3) Amy runs in the evening
4) Amy runs in Delhi
5) Amy died 10 days ago

Can object answer when and where the action took place..?

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Some theory to remember before we embark on this issue.

1. An object is a noun that is acted upon by a subject through some action. Therefore, an object has to be essentially a noun.
All objects are part of the predicate while all predicates are not objects and may include many diverse things such as adjectives, adverbs complements, adjuncts etc.

A prepositional phrase will normally contain an object as the object of the preposition. This is the easiest way to spot an object (one can see a preposition just before the object).
Example: on the treadmill, in the evening, in Delhi.

Very often one can find an adverb such as "where" as part of the predicate to describe a place of action or 'when' as an adverb of time ( Ex; days ago, daily) or "how" as an adverb of manner- Ex: slowly, hastily.

In the below sentences, what are the objects of the sentence?

1) Amy runs on the treadmill--- object of preposition
2) Amy runs daily -- adverb
3) Amy runs in the evening -- object of prepositions
4) Amy runs in Delhi -- object of preposition
5) Amy died 10 days ago- adverb of time.

The above theory is IMO

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