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Verb patterns

Having a good understanding of common sentence patterns (also called verb patterns) will help us craft cohesive sentences on our own.

There are several sentence patterns in English. It is not necessary to memorize all of them. However, it is essential to have a working acquaintance with the most common verb patterns.

These grammar worksheets give you the building blocks to create sentences.Try writing down as many sentences as possible using the sentence elements given below.To construct sentences use one sentence element from each grammatical category and then put them in the proper order. Remember that not every combination makes sense.

This exercise is based on the following sentence pattern:
Subject + verb + object + object complement

Subject

The people
They
We
The boy
I
The committee

Verb

made
elected
called
announced
consider
wanted to crown
named

Object

him
John
me
its
the plan
Caesar

object complement

leader
their king
a fool
unwise
decision
Christopher

Examples

People made him their king.
The boy called me a fool.
The committee announced its decision.

Notes:

The preposition as or for is sometimes used with the verbs elect and choose, but not with others.

They elected him as their leader.
Whom will they choose for their leader?

See Also
Adjectives
Adjectives placed before nouns
Adjectives placed after verbs
Adjectives without Nouns
Adjectives: order before nouns
Kinds of Adjectives
Adjectives with and

Grammar worksheets

Transitive and intransitive verbs worksheet 1
Transitive or intransitive verbs worksheet 2

 

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