Last time, we took a closer look at how to make a sentence, with a focus on object placement. Recall that by “object placement,” I mean the use of direct objects, indirect objects, and prepositional objects in sentences.
Now I’m going to show you how NOT to make a sentence, with some comics that show common mistakes with direct, indirect, and prepositional objects. At the end of both comic strips below, the characters finally get it right. Enjoy!
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