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Clause Patterns 1–2

Can you differentiate between the equative and intransitive patterns?

 

Subject

Linking Verb

Complement

equative
(S=C)

John

is
  • a doctor.
  • sad.

 

 

Subject

Verb

 

intransitive
(SV)

The moon rose.  

 

Instructions for the Quiz

Identify the clause pattern.

Big Hint: For this quiz, the answer will always be either A or B (equative or intransitive) because we haven't yet learned the other patterns.

1. Life is a joke.

equative (S=C)

intransitive (SV)

transitive (SVO)

ditransitive (SVOiOd)

dummy subject (There is / It is)