Every sentence needs at least one subject, one verb and one period. The most basic pattern is SVO (Subject – Verb – Object), but you can add more to make your writing varied, not monotonous. Try to identify these 7 sentence patterns when you read and write. Their names are funny, but you’ll get used to them.
|T.||Trunk||SVO.||We made delicious food.|
|T, + T.||Trunk, + Trunk||SVO, +SVO.||The ingredients were fresh, and the cooking method was healthy.|
|T=.||Trunk with 2 parts||SVO + VO.||It smelled wonderful and tasted even better.|
|F,T.||Front shifter, Trunk||Something that can move, SVO.||When dinner was over, we cleaned up.|
|TE.||Trunk with end shifter||SVO, something that can move.||There weren’t too many dishes although there were many people.|
|L,T.||Linker, Trunk||Linker, SVO.||Luckily, there was enough for everyone.|
|T, I.||S, insert, VO||S, extra info, VO.||The youngest ones, the kids, helped sweep the floor.|