Thursday, December 13, 2012

Sentence Patterns

Some of you remember tht I spend a lot of time pumping into your heads:

     S            V          O       + complement
subject    verb    object          extra info

The complement can usually be placed at the beginning or the end of the main SVO

Because we speak a different language, sometimes we 'forget' that we need the English verb pattern.

If we translate the German sentence:
Gestern ging ich spazieren.
                 V    S       O
I went  for a walk yesterday.  OR  Yesterday I went for a walk.
S   V          O                                                           S    V       O

Try this exercise from Oxford Living Grammar

elementary
intermediate

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