can a direct object be a phrase?

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Can the DO ever be an entire phrase instead of one word. Do accompanying possessive pronouns or adjectives that describe the noun that is a DO also become part of the DO? 

e.g. I ripped your favorite shirt.

Would "your favorite shirt" be the DO or just "shirt" or just "your shirt" ?

asked Nov 25 '13 at 22:51 sali New member

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I ripped what? Your favourite shirt is a direct object. 

Shirt is a noun and favourite is an adjective.

link comment answered Nov 26 '13 at 05:53 Sanjay Expert

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