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Sentence Patterns

 

Today we are going to look at one of the most basic building blocks for talking and writing … the SENTENCE. Let me explain by telling a story about Billy.

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Notes

 

We use sentences to express complete thoughts. A number of sentences can be created from the basic sentence called ‘Simple Sentence’. It has a subject and a predicate and expresses a complete thought. For example, in the sentence, ‘Bill played baseball.’, the subject is ‘Bill’ and the predicate is ‘played baseball’.

Simple sentences can be written in four different patterns:

  1. subject verb – Children climb. (subject – Children; verb – climb)
  2. subject verb object – Bill hit the ball. (subject – Bill; verb – hit; object – ball)
  3. subject verb predicate noun – Jane is a musician. (subject – Jane; verb – is; predicate noun – musician)
  4. subject verb predicate adjective – That picture is old. (subject – picture; verb – is; predicate adjective – old).

Assignment

 

Complete the chart for each sentence. Be sure to enter the Pattern number.

1. Most birds fly.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

2. Some children play soccer.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

3. Sometimes babies cry.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

4. Carrots are common vegetables.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

5. My father sells houses.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

6. Scissors are sharp.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

7. Many are hard workers.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

8. Janet is a young girl.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

9. Michael rides his bike skilfully.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

10. I am a teacher.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

11. Trees lose their leaves in fall.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

12. Robert is friendly.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

13. I like cakes with chocolate icing.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

14. Heroes are important people.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

15. The cat chased mice in the barn.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

16. I walked this morning.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

17. Mathematics is my favourite subject.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

18. The girls are too young to work.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

19. Anne writes letters to her friends.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

20. Ken frightened the deer away.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun/Pronoun Predicate Adjective SentencePattern #

Answer Key

1. Most birds fly.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
birds fly 1

2. Some children play soccer.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
children Play soccer 2

3. Sometimes babies cry.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
babies cry 1

4. Carrots are common vegetables.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
carrots are vegetables 3

5. My father sells houses.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
father sells houses 2

6. Scissors are sharp.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
Scissors are sharp 4

7. Many are hard workers.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
many are workers 3

8. Janet is a young girl.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
Jane Is girl 3

9. Michael rides his bike skilfully.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
Michael rides bike 2

10. I am a teacher.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
I am teacher 3

11. Trees lose their leaves in fall.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
Trees lose leaves 2

12. Robert is friendly.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
Robert is friendly 4

13. I like cakes with chocolate icing.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
I like cats 2

14. Heroes are important people.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
Heroes are people 3

15. The cat chased mice in the barn.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
cat chased mice 2

16. I walked this morning.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
I walked 1

17. Mathematics is my favourite subject.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
Mathematics is subject 3

18. The girls are too young to work.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
girls are young 4

19. Anne writes letters to her friends.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
Anne writes letters 2

20. Ken frightened the deer away.

Subject Verb Object Predicate Noun Predicate Adj. Pattern #
Ken frightened deer 2