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Legend

Take another look at the five basic clause patterns.

 

Name Formula

1

equative

(S=C)

2

intransitive

(SV)

3

transitive

(SVO)

4

ditransitive

(SVOiOd)

5

dummy subject

(There is / It is)

 

To understand the formulas, use this legend:

S

subject

=

an "=" sign represents a linking verb

C

complement

V

verb

O

object (also known as the direct object)

Oi

indirect object

Od

direct object (also known simply as the object)

 

Note: O is the same as Od. (They both represent the direct object).

Instructions for the Quiz

Answer the questions.