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Kenneth Beare

Sentence Patterns

By August 16, 2010

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This guide to the basic sentence patterns in English helps learners understand the underlying structure of most sentences. These sentence patterns are modified and expanded, but remain the cornerstone of most statements. Beginning level learners can also benefit from this guide to basic sentence types in English.

To help you understand these basic patterns brush up on the eight parts of speech, or, take the parts of speech quiz to test your knowledge.

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August 17, 2010 at 8:39 am
(1) Jenny says:

Whoops – “Sentence Pattern #4″ should read Noun – Linking Verb – Noun (not adverb).
(I prefer “copula” to “linking verb”, but that’s just terminology.)
Otherwise, this is a very helpful overview which I will definitely use with my Syntax students. Thank you!
Jenny

December 22, 2010 at 3:01 am
(2) wineyuwar says:

Good examples for sentence structure. It is better to read paragraph by using compound and complex.

December 22, 2010 at 3:04 am
(3) wineyuwar says:

Thanks. Good examples. It is better to read paragraph by using compound and complex.
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