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Grammar Bo0k

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Basic sentence pattern
Objective
:In this lesson, you will learn the elements of a sentence. There are 5 basicsentence patterns in English includingSubject + Verb
, 
Subject + verb
.
The simplest of sentence patterns is composed of a
subject
and
verb
without a direct object or subject complement. It uses an intransitive verb, that is, a verbrequiring no direct object:Control
rods remain
inside the fuel assembly of the reactor.The
development
 of wind power practically
ceased
until theearly 1970s.All amplitude-modulation (AM)
receivers work
in the sameway.The
cross-member 
exposed to abnormal stress eventually
broke
.Only two
types
of charge
exist
in nature.
Subject + linking verb + subject complement
.Another simple pattern uses the
linkingverb
, any form of the to be verb without an action verb:The chain
reaction is
the basis of nuclear power.The
debate
over nuclear power 
has
often
been
bitter.
Folding
and
faulting
of the earth's surface
are
importantgeologic processes.
Wind speed seems
to be highest during the middle of the
1
 
day.The silicon solar 
cell can be
difficult and expensive tomanufacture.
Subject + verb + direct object
.Another common sentence pattern uses the
directobject
:Silicon conducts
electricity
in an unusual way.The anti-reflective coating on the silicon cell reduces
reflection
from 32 to 22 percent.Prestressing of the concrete increases the load-carrying
capacity
of the members.
Subject + verb + indirect object + direct object
.The sentence pattern with the
indirectobject
and
direct object
is similar to the preceding pattern:We are sending
you
the
balance
of the payment in thisletter.I am writing
her 
about a number of problems that I have hadwith my Exec comp word processor.The supervisor mailed the
applicant
a
description
of the job.I am writing
you
about a number of problems...Austin, Texas, has recently built its
citizens
a
system
of bike lanes.
Subject + verb + direct object + object complement
.The sentence pattern using the
[direct object]
and
object complement
is not common but worth knowing):
2
 
EXERCISE 1 – Basicsentence pattern
Identify the basic patterns around which most English sentences are built.1.Cats are everywhere.2.Mia sleeps.3.Zulfadhli seems angry.4.Mr. Jamal is the lecturer.5.He loves his job.6.Ahmad will arrive next week.7.She is funny.8.No one was there.9.He is eating an apple.
10.
The young men are doctor.
Parts of Speech
 3
The walls are usually painted
black
.The plant shutdown left the entire
area
an economic
disaster 
.The committee declared the new
design
a
breakthrough
inenergy efficiency.The low cost of the new computer made
competition
much too
difficult
for someof the other companies.

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