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Clause Patterns 1–3

You have now studied three of the five major clause patterns.

Can you differentiate between them?

Review the patterns, then try your hand at the quiz.

 

Subject

Linking
Verb

Complement

equative
(S=C)

John is
  • a doctor.
  • sad.

 

 

Subject

Verb

Object

intransitive
(SV)

The moon rose.  

transitive
(SVO)

Veronica hit the ball.

 

Instructions for the Quiz

Identify the clause pattern.

Big Hint: For this quiz, the answer will always be either A, B, or C, because we haven't yet learned the last two patterns.

1. Life is a joke.

equative (S=C)

intransitive (SV)

transitive (SVO)

ditransitive (SVOiOd)

dummy subject (There is / It is)