Grammar 6


Clause Patterns 1–5 (Review)

Review the five major clause patterns.

equative (S=C)
  • John is a doctor.
  • Mary is sad.
intransitive (SV)
  • The moon rose.
  • The baby slept.
transitive (SVO)
  • Veronica hit the ball.
  • Jeremy kicked the chair.
ditransitive (SVOiOd)
  • Bill gave Judy flowers.
  • Grandma baked me cookies.
dummy subject
  • There is a haunted house on the hill.
  • It is important to always take notes.

Instructions for the Quiz

Identify the base clause.