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Equative, Intransitive, Transitive, or Ditransitive?

You have now studied four 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 Indirect
Object
Direct
Object

intransitive
(SV)

The moon rose.    

transitive
(SVO)

Veronica hit   the ball.

ditransitive
(SVOiOd)

Bob gave Judy flowers.