Objective case

Let's learn a second case.

What is the direct object of a verb?

The direct object is the word that receives the action of the verb.

How do you tell if a word is the direct object?

  • By where it is placed in the sentence. If it comes after the verb, it may be the direct object.
  • The direct object also answers the question of Who? or What? receives the action of the verb.

What are the direct objects in the following sentences?

He hit her with the ball.
Yesterday we saw an accident.
Although it can be difficult, I try to read my Bible every day.

We say that the direct object of the verb is in the objective case.

In the three examples above, "her," "accident," and "Bible" are all direct objects and would therefore be in the objective case in a Greek sentence.