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Sentence Word Order

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Sentence Word Order

  1. 1. WORD ORDER In English the order in which you place nouns, verbs, complements and other parts of speech is extremely important. The following chart will help you to write using appropriate word order. SUBJECT VERB COMPLEMENT John is a doctor. SUBJECT VERB OBJECT Sandra bakes a cake. SUBJECT VERB INDIRECT DIRECT OBJECT OBJECT I bought you a pair of earrings. SUBJECT VERB INDIRECT OBJECT PREPOSITIONAL PHRASE Mary writes a letter for him. MODIFIERS SUBJECT VERB (Adjectives) The yellow balloon burst. SUBJECT VERB MODIFIERS OBJECT (Adjectives) COMPLEMENT The waiter brought a delicious cake.
  2. 2. MODIFIERS SUBJECT VERB OBJECT (Adverbs) COMPLEMENT Yesterday I saw you. SUBJECT VERB MODIFIERS OBJECT (Adverbs) COMPLEMENT Bill is never angry. SUBJECT VERB OBJECT MODIFIER VERBS Mrs. Suárez gave the test this morning. Tim sang horribly.

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