Grammar 5


Take another look at the five basic clause patterns.


Name Formula
1 equative S=C
2 intransitive SV
3 transitive SVO
4 ditransitive SVOiOd
5 dummy subject
There is / It is


To understand the formulas, use the following legend.

Note: O is the same as Od. (They both represent the direct object).

S subject
= an = sign represents a linking verb
C complement
V verb
O or Od object (also known as the direct object)
Oi indirect object


Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.