Direct Objects? Help!?

What are the direct objects in these sentences? If they are wrong, please correct them! :(

1. Dad gave me a shortwave radio for my birthday.- Me

2. When the waves are high, I fear the ocean. - Ocean

3. Mother always keeps the good silverware in a box lined with velvet. - silverware

4. The clerk sold Alice a ceramic eagle holding a flag in its talons.- Alice

5. Pleas slice these pears for the salad.- Pears

6. Becky plays the organ for sunday services at the Episcopal Church.- organ

7. Shall I dye these eggs with red beet juice and onion skins?- eggs

8. I value truthfulness above all other qualities in my close friends.- truthfulness

9. Mr. Babson owns a cattle ranch in the outback of Australia.- cattle ranch

10. Indian women wear yards of lightweight cloth draped around them.- lightweight cloth

11. Eagerly we picked the berries in anticipation of pie for supper.- berries

12. Did you know that he has the first edition of a book by Mark Twain?- he

13. The company sent samples of various kinds of tea from India and China.- samples

14.Have you selected a title for your poem yet?- title

Thank you sooo much! :)

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  • 9 years ago

    1. Dad gave me a shortwave radio for my birthday.

    He gave a RADIO ("to" me).

    4. The clerk sold Alice a ceramic eagle holding a flag in its talons.

    He sold an EAGLE ("to" Alice).

    He didn't sell Alice!

    9 and 10 -- don't include the adjectives (cattle, lightweight) -- just the nouns (ranch, cloth)

    12. Did you know that he has the first edition of a book by Mark Twain?

    "he" is the subject of the clause., not a direct object

    He has the first EDITION

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