The standard sentence-as-object construction requires 'e' or net, but none of the exceptional versions do. The exceptional versions include using neH as the second verb, quoting speech with jatlh or ja', and using rIntaH after the verb instead of using the -ta' suffix.
neH not using 'e' or net is not an absolute, either. In Star Trek VI, Azetbur delivers a line, 'e' neHbe' vavoy That's not what my father wanted (literally, Daddy didn't want that). It is speculated that she used an 'e' here because she was referring to someone else's sentence and needed some kind of object to hook onto.