Sentence Patterns

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.

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Symbols Patterns Examples
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.

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