Would anybody please explain the difference between these?
A government whose object is good for people.
A government whose objective is good for people.
Is there a difference between these two words when they are used as a noun?
These definitions and citations come from the Longman Dictionary, but I can not yet understand the difference between object and objective at such situations. I am so confused yet.
Object: AIM( the purpose of a plan, action, or activity.
Object: the purpose of an action or event.
Objective: the thing that you are working towards and hope to achieve by the end of a course of action.
The object of the game is to score as many points as possible.
Nobody knows the real object of their visit. They are keeping it a secret.
The object of the game is to improve children's math skill.
Longman also says
Do not use object to mean 'the thing you are working towards and hope to achieve'. Use objective: We have not yet achieved our objective (NOT our object).
That appears to mean:
My object is to improve my English as much as possible. (This one is wrong)
My objective is to improve my English as much as possible. (This one is right)
Is my reading correct?