Sentence Pattern


Sentence Pattern

Sentence Pattern

Sentence Pattern

Sentence Pattern

In every logical language, there are some patterns of sentences. In English, there are also some practice patterns that make a learner write correct English. Here some patterns are shown with illustrations:

Pattern-1: Sub + Verb + Obj.


We read book.

She sings song.

They play cricket.

Pattern-2 : Sub + Be verb + Complement or Adjunct


Monika is a girl. (Complement)

That was for Tulika .(Adjunct)

Pattern-3 : Introductory It/there + verb (be) + Sub.


It is a pen.

It is an ant.

There is a post office.

Pattern-4 : Sub + v(i) + Adverbial Adjunect.


Please go at once.

It looks like a tree.

Pattern-5 : Sub+v(i) + Adjective + Noun/Pron.


Sabina is a girl.

She is a pupil.

Pattern-6 : Sub + v(i) + Preposition + Noun/Pron.

Examples –

The book is on the desk.

Sita sings for me.

Pattern-7 : Sub + v(i) + ‘that’ clause. Examples:

It seems that she is not honest.

She runs that she may go ahead.

Pattern-8 : Sub + v(i) + Infinitive.


We eat to live.

They read to learn.

Pattern-9 : Sub + Be  verb + Infinitive.


We were to go.

They are to learn.

Pattern-10: Sub.+Anomalous Finite + Infinitives.


She may go there.

Ramen will come.

Pattern-11 : Sub + v(i) + Gerund.


I like swimming.

She loves playing tennis.

Pattern-12 : Sub + need + Gerund. Examples –

The bridge needs repairing.

She needs practising.

Pattern-13 : Sub + A.V+V+ noun / Pron / adv. + infinitive.

Examples –

She does not know where to go.

You must understand what to read.

Pattern-14 : Sub + vi + wh-clause.


You see what I am reading.

They don’t know when I will return.

Pattern-15 : Gerund + be verb + adjust + obj.


Swimming is a good exercise.

Walking is good for health.

Pattern-16 : Sub + vi +Indirect/Direct Object+ adj./ noun.


We made him secretary.

I found him sick.

Pattern-17 : Sub + vt + Noun/Pron+Interrogative+ Infi. 


She taught me how to solve the sum.

Guide me where to go.

Pattern 18 : Sub + vt + Noun / Pron + v – ing. Examples:

They kept me running.

I met him waiting.

Pattern-19 : Sub + vt + Noun / Pron / Infinitive.


I want you to work.

He forbade us to go.

Pattern 20 : Sub + vt + Direct object + Clause. Examples:

He gave a book though he is dishonest.

he buys the pen which is red.

Pattern-21 : Sub + vt + Indirect obj. + as/like + Noun


They treats me like a doctor.

She thinks herself as a poetess.

Pattern-22 : Sub + vt + Direct object + Infinitive

She gives a book  to read.

He seeks the knife  to cut the tree.

Pattern-24 : Sub + vt + indirect obj + direct obj.


He gave me a book.

Ranin presents Hari a book.

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N.B.  The article originally belongs to the book ‘School English Grammar Part- I‘ by Menonim Menonimus.

Books of Composition by M. Menonimus:

  1. Advertisement Writing
  2. Amplification Writing
  3. Note Making
  4. Paragraph Writing
  5. Notice Writing
  6. Passage Comprehension
  7. The Art of Poster Writing
  8. The Art of Letter Writing
  9. Report Writing
  10. Story Writing
  11. Substance Writing
  12. School Essays Part-I
  13. School Essays Part-II
  14. School English Grammar Part-I
  15. School English Grammar Part-II..

Books on Linguistics by M. Menonimus:

  1. A Brief History of the English Language
  2. Essays on Linguistics
  3. My Imageries
  4. Felicitous Expression: Some Examples
  5. Learners’ English Dictionary

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