For questions about the indirect object, which is the object which is indirectly affected by the action of the subject and the verb.

An indirect object is the object which is indirectly affected by the subject and the verb. Some examples:

  • He sends his brother a letter.
  • I give him a book.

If a verb takes both a and an indirect object, the indirect object always comes first.

In some languages other than English, the indirect object is often in the dative case.