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Stian Melchior

on 25 November 2014

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Transcript of The sentence

The sentence structure of English
The teacher has called me a fool twice.
A sentence
(Twice) he (twice) asked me (twice).

Twice
he asked me.

He
twice
asked me.

He asked me
twice
.

Twice
he asked me
twice
.
Adverbials can move around!
Objects identify WHO or WHAT has been
affected
by the verb!
The object
Elements in a sentence
This is what the sentence is all about!

HE
walked.
She
ate.

The old lady who lives with her cat in the apartment above me, likes fruit.
The subject
The complement tells us more about another element.

The teacher called me
a fool
twice. (object complement)

He is
a doctor
. (subject complement)
The complement
THE RAT THE CAT THE DOG CHASED KILLED ATE THE MALT.
Some fun sentences
The verb expresses many things:
- Actions
- Sensations
- States of being

I
ran
home.
I
feel
great!
I
am
cold.
The verb
Adverbials often add information about time, an action or frequency.

The teacher called me a fool
twice
. (adverbial of frequency)


The adverbial
That rat...
The teacher - a subject
has called - a verb
me - an object
a fool - a complement
twice - an adverbial
My teacher yelled at
me
!

He kicked
the ball
.
The rat ate the malt.
The rat
the cat
killed ate the malt.
The rat
the cat

the dog chased
killed ate the malt.
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