By Gerald Nelson, Sidney Greenbaum
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He stuck (V) his hands (dO) in his pockets (aC). Just as the SVOC structure parallels the SVC structure, so this SVOA structure parallels the SVA structure. [5a] [6a] [7a] The chicken (S) is in the microwave (aC). My car (S) is outside the house (aC). His hands (S) are in his pockets (aC). 13 The basic sentence structures I will now summarize what has been described so far in this chapter. The following elements (major sentence constituents) function in the basic sentence structures: The Parts of the Simple Sentence 33 subject verb object S V O – direct object dO O – indirect object iO complement C – subject complement sC C – object complement oC A – adverbial complement aC These elements enter into the seven basic sentence structures: 1.
14. An electroencephalogram, or EEG, can record the constant electrical flickering of a living brain. 15. Many countries consider the absence of EEG fluctuations over a period of time to be evidence of death. 4 Subject and verb (cf. 5) Identify the subject in each of the questions or exclamations below and underline it. Circle the operator and (if relevant) the rest of the verb phrase. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. How should I know? How much does all this matter? How we long to be home again!
She teaches the best. He was subdued to some extent. My solicitor gives the poorest free advice. His hobby is making friends. 21 The meanings of the sentence elements (cf. 14) Identify the type of meaning that the underlined sentence element in each sentence conveys. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. The lecturer explained the functions of subjects. That man is my father. Tell me the result of the match. I’m baking a cake. The Department has offered me a post.
An Introduction to English Grammar by Gerald Nelson, Sidney Greenbaum