Grammar 5


Clause Patterns 1–2

Can you differentiate between the equative and intransitive patterns?

  Subject Linking Verb Complement
John is
  • a doctor.
  • sad.
  Subject Verb


The moon rose.  

Instructions for the Quiz

Identify the clause pattern.

Big Hint: For this quiz, the answer will always be either A or B (equative or intransitive) because we have not yet learned the other patterns.

1. Life is a joke.
equative (S=C)
intransitive (SV)
transitive (SVO)
ditransitive (SVOiOd)
dummy subject (There is / It is)

Answer = A