Sentence Pattern

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Sentence Pattern :


1. Subject(S)

2. Verb(V)

3. Object(O)

4. Complement(C)

5. Adverbial(A)


Verb (V) : Auxiliary Verb + Main Verb


He is a lawyer.(BE form Verb)

Raju wrote a letter. (Main Verb)

The child is crying. (Auxiliary Verb + Main Verb)


Subject (S) :


Suganya danced well.(Suganya – Subject)

The child broke the glass. (The child- Subject)


Object (O) :


The cat killed a mouse. (A Mouse – Object)

I ate mango. (Mango – Object)

They treated the patient very well. (Patient – Object)


Types of Object : Direct Object and Indirect Object


The cow gives us milk.

The cow gives – what? Milk. To whom? Us


Milk – Direct Object

Us – Indirect Object


Complement (C) :


The words required to complete the meaning of a sentence are called Complement of the sentence.


Types of Complement :


Subject complement : The Complement which express the quality or identity or condition of the subject is called Subject complement.


Examples :


1. He is a doctor. (Subject Complement)

2. Mala is intelligent. (Subject Complement)

3. He looks sad. (subject complement)

4. I became a teacher. (Subject Complement)


Object Complement : The complement which expresses the quality or identify or condition of an object is called Object complement.


Examples :


They made her angry. (Object Complement)

She called him a liar. (Object Complement)


Adverbial :


The use of adverbial is optional whereas complement is essential.


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