The second step of a sentence flow is to put the sentence skeleton on the main line.

Displaying Direct Objects

The next step is to find the direct object for each of the subject-verbs you have listed. The object can be located by asking who or what receives the action of the verb. For example, for the first verb in this passage you would ask, God loved whom? Who received the act of loving?
(Remember that not every proposition has a direct object.)

As each subject-verb is highlighted, click on the word in the passage that is the direct object of that verb. You will see the results in the sentence flow below.

(If the proposition does not have a direct object, click on the 'NO D.O.' button.)


For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. - John 3:16-18 NASB
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This is actually a prepositional phrase. This is an easy mistake to make, as prepositional phrases can seem like objects. However, a prepositional phrase can NEVER function as an object.
We will discuss the function of prepositional phrases shortly.
Correct, now find the D.O. of the next proposition
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Good Job, you have found all the direct objects

Subject Verb Indirect Object Direct Object
God loved world
He gave Son
whoever shall perish [none]
[whoever] [shall] have life
God did send Son
world might be saved [none]
He is judged [none]
he has been judged [none]
he has believed [none]

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