Object Examples: What It Is and How To Use It

Do you know what objects are? This article will provide you with all of the information you need on objects, including the definition, usage, example sentences, and more!

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What is an object?

According to Grammar Monster, objects are classified as either a direct object, indirect object, or the object of a preposition. An object is a noun or pronoun that is governed by a verb or a preposition. Examples of direct objects of a verb are ones that are the recipient of the action. Direct object pronouns, indirect object pronouns, and objects of a preposition are all crucial subjects to learn in English grammar.

Objects are also something in computer programming and object oriented programming. These programming languages have classes and objects. Classes are user defined blueprints or prototypes from which objects are created. Class declarations include modifiers, like public or restricted, a class keyword, a class name which should begin with a capitalized initial letter, the name of the class’s parent (superclass), interfaces, and the body. In a language like Java and Javascript, new objects are created via constructors which use variables and names to tell about the object. Each class has a different characteristic, attributes or behavior. An object has a state, behavior and identity. All classes have one or more constructor. If a class does not declare any, the Java compiler automatically provides a no-argument constructor, also called the default constructor.

Computer programming has many confusing terms such as string args, query, main method, object-to-object communication, bracket notation, software objects, instance variable, clone, components, deserialization, and more. However, these are quickly learned when taking a course.

What are examples of objects?

Take a look at the below examples of objects from Grammar Monster, Thought Co and Literary Devices.

  •  Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world. (Actress Marilyn Monroe)
  •  Don’t eat me. I have a wife and kids! Eat them! (Homer Simpson)
  •  Jim enjoys gardening on the weekends. 
  •  Bob purchased a new grill.
  •  Bob gave me the keys to his new car.
  •  “I think it is agreed by all parties, that this prodigious number of children in the arms, or on the backs, or at the heels of their mothers … As I have been informed by a principal gentleman in the county of Cavan, who protested to me, that he never knew above one or two instances under the age of six, even in a part of the kingdom so renowned for the quickest proficiency in that art.” – A Modest Proposal (by Jonathan Swift)
  •  My aunt opened her purse and gave the man a quarter.
  •  I saw a documentary on how ships are kept together . Riveting! (Comedian Stewart Francis)
  •  It was his birthday so Mom had baked Bob a chocolate cake.
  •  He sat in the basement of the building, among the boxes, reading a book on his break. 
  •  “All these things, and a thousand like them, came to pass in and close upon the dear old year one thousand seven hundred and seventy-five. Environed by them, while the Woodman and the Farmer worked unheeded, those two of the large jaws, and those other two of the plain and the fair faces, trod with stir enough, and carried their divine rights with a high hand … With drooping heads and tremulous tails, they mashed their way through the thick mud, floundering and stumbling between whiles, as if they were falling to pieces at the larger joints.” – A Tale of Two Cities (by Charles Dickens)
  •  When giving jewellery as a present, I’m giving protection to someone I care about. (Actress Sofia Boutella)
  •  You can tell a lot about a fellow’s character by his way of eating jellybeans. (President Ronald Reagan)
  •  Girls are playing basketball around a utility pole with a metal hoop bolted to it.
  •  My mother included reading and baking in her list of hobbies.
  •  The cat wants to eat our goldfish.
  •  Please pass the butter.
  •  Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. (Educational reformer Horace Mann)
  •  Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will surprise you with their ingenuity. (General George Patton)
  •  I don’t have a bank account because I don’t know my mother’s maiden name. (Comedienne Paula Poundstone)
  •  Lee lives near Brighton.
  •  “She closed the carton carefully. First she kissed her father, then she kissed her mother. Then she opened the lid again, lifted the pig out, and held it against her cheek.” – “Charlotte’s Web,” by E.B. White
  •  “Why, my dear, you must know, Mrs. Long says that Netherfield is taken by a young man of large fortune from the north of England; that he came down on Monday in a chaise and four to see the place, and was so much delighted with it, that he agreed with Mr. Morris immediately; that he is to take possession before Michaelmas, and some of his servants are to be in the house by the end of next week… “I see no occasion for that. You and the girls may go, or you may send them by themselves, which perhaps will be still better, for as you are as handsome as any of them, Mr. Bingley may like you the best of the party.” – Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austen)
  •  Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy. (Author F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  •  My cat is recovering from a massive stroke. (Comedian Darren Walsh)
  •  He lives among us.

Overall, objects are classified as either a direct object, indirect object, or the object of a preposition. These are also used in computer programming to refer to something that has a state, behavior and identity.


  1. object: meaning, origin, translation | Word Sense 
  2. Objects in English Grammar | Thought Co 
  3. Object | What Is an Object? | Grammar Monster 
  4. Object – Definition, Types and Examples | Literary Devices