"I stole a wallet from her"
I have always known indirect verbs to be "to" someone, can a direct object be taken "from" the indirect object?
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Direct objects are the entities in the sentence that are directly affected or acted upon by transitive verbs. So, here a wallet is the direct object of stole because it is the thing that stole is directly acting upon.
The indirect object, on the other hand, is someone or something that receives or is affected by the direct object. Consider the fallowing example:
I stole a wallet for her.
a wallet here as is previously mentioned is the direct object of stole. her is the indirect object because it is the recipient of the direct object, in this case a wallet.
Now, let's turn things around a little bit and change for to from:
I stole a wallet from her.
a wallet is still the direct object. Is her being somehow affected by the direct object? Yes, it is. So, then it must be the indirect object of the verb stole.
Does all this make sense to you?