Grammar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equative, Intransitive, or Transitive?

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 5.

  Subject Linking Verb Complement

equative
(S=C)

John

is
  • a doctor.
  • sad.

 

  Subject Verb  

intransitive
(SV)

The moon rose.  

 

  Subject Verb Object

transitive
(SVO)

Veronica

hit

the ball.