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Equative or Intransitive?

It's time to practice. Can you differentiate between the equative and intransitive patterns?

Take another look at these patterns, then try your hand at Quiz 3.

  Subject Linking Verb Complement

equative
(S=C)

John

is
  • a doctor.
  • sad.

 

  Subject Verb  
intransitive
(SV)
The moon rose.  

 

Big Hint!

For Quiz 3, the answer will always be either A or B (equative or intransitive), because we haven't learned the other patterns yet.

1. Life is a big joke.

equative (S=C)

intransitive (SV)

transitive (SVO)

ditransitive (SVOiOd)

dummy subject (There is / It is)