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Sentence Structure
Types of Sentences
   Word Order
    Subject                 Predicate
   Dogs bark.
   My dog always barks loudly at strangers.
   Most children love toys.
   This new church is very beautiful.
   The old man is walking very slowly.
   Taiwan’s Su Li-Wen finished in fifth place in
    the women’s taekwondo tournament at the
    Beijing Olympics.
    Subject                 Predicate
   Dogs bark.
   My dog always barks loudly at strangers.
   Most children love toys.
   This new church is very beautiful.
   The old man is walking very slowly.
   Taiwan’s Su Li-Wen finished in fifth place in
    the women’s taekwondo tournament at the
    Beijing Olympics.
    Simple Sentences
   Birds fly.
   Jack doesn’t like hot weather.
   Good time management skills can improve
    your academic and personal performance.
   Many years ago, Koreans used Chinese
    characters to write Korean.
   I am looking for the new book that I bought
    last night.
    Compound Sentences
   The car stopped, and the driver got out.
   I bought a newspaper, but I didn’t read
    it.
   Do you want to go out, or are you too
    tired?
   I don’t like to travel, so I haven’t been
    to many places.
Complex Sentences
   When I went out, it was raining.
   Sue is going to stay in our apartment
    while we are away.
   If we take the bus, it will be cheaper.
   Bill was late because he missed the
    train.
   Although my brother worked hard, he
    failed the examination.
Verb + Object
   He speaks English very well.

   I like Chinese food very much.

   She reads the newspaper every day.
Place + Time
   We went to a party last night.

   He arrived at the airport at 8 o’clock.
Always/Usually/ Often/
   I always go to school by motorcycle.
    We usually have breakfast at 8
    O’clock.
   I am always late for school.
    My brother is never sick.
   It doesn’t often rain here.
    Do you usually drive to work?
    Give/Lend/Pass/Send/Show
   Tom gave some flowers to her
    girlfriend.

   Tom gave her girlfriend some flowers.

   Here are the books. Give them to your
    brother.
     Exercise
1.   Ivy / asks / always / a lot of / her teacher / in class
     / questions

2.   during my trip / some photos / sent / to / my
     boyfriend / I

3.   since / of her / no news / last month / I have / had

4.   buy / the house/ I would / If / that much money / I
     had

5.   in the morning / It / cleared up / all night / it /
     rained / and
     Answer
1.   Ivy always asks her teacher a lot of
     questions in class.
2.   I sent some photos to my boyfriend during
     my trip.
3.   I have had no news of her since last month.
4.   If I had that much money, I would buy the
     house.
5.   It rained all night, and it cleared up in the
     morning.

				
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