Grammar 6


Clause Patterns 1–5

You have now studied the five major clause patterns:

    Subject Linking Verb Complement
1 equative (S=C) John is a doctor.
Mary was sad.
    Subject Verb Indirect Object Direct Object
2 intransitive
The moon rose.    
3 transitive (SVO) Veronica hit   the ball.
4 ditransitive (SVOiOd) Bob gave Judy flowers.
    Dummy Subject The Rest of the Sentence
5 dummy subject
is a house.
It is important to always take notes.

Instructions for the Quiz

Identify the base clause.