What is/are the direct object(s) in the following sentence?: Tomorrow the sun will rise and then set.

1 Answer
Jun 27, 2018

This sentence has no direct object. See explanation.


A direct object is a thing (or person) upon which the subject is acting. However the sentence has direct object only if its verb is transitive.


John wrote a long letter.

In this sentence the verb is transitive, so the sentence has a direct subject - the word letter.

The given sentence does not have a direct object. The verbs rise and set are intransitive.