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Basic Elements of the Sentence

What are the Basic Elements of the Sentence?

In this lesson, you will learn the elements of a sentence.  There are 3 basic patterns in English.  Please Click the tips on the screen to see sentences with these patterns.

The sentence can be divided into three basic pattern parts:

  • The subject
  • The verb
  • The complement

Each of these parts have different types that we’ll describe below:

Types of Subject

Nouns
Pronouns
Gerund or Gerund Phrase
Infinitive or Infinitive Phrase
Indefinite or Dummy Subject
Clauses

Types of Verbs

Transitive Verb
Intransitive Verb
Linking Verb

Types of Complements

Direct Object
Indirect Object and Direct Object
Object Complement
Predicate Adjective
Predicate Noun
Gerund
Noun Clause
Infinitive
Adverb


March 26, 2015