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An infinitive is "to" plus a verb, used as a noun, adjective, or adverb.
A present participle is a verb + "ing" used as an adjective or a verb.
A past participle is a verb + "ed" used as an adjective or a verb.
What are the principal parts of a verb?
- Present participle
- Past participle
- Rise, rises
- Raise, raises
- Beat, beats
- Break, breaks
- Write, writes
- Shake, shakes
is that part about which something is being said.
The predicate is that part which says something about the subject.
- A phrase is a group of words that does not contain both a subject and a verb and may be used as a single part of speech.
- A clause is a group of words that does contain both a subject and a verb.
An independent clause...
An independent clause expresses a complete thought like a sentence.
A subordinate clause...
A subordinate clause does not express a complete thought and cannot stand alone. Also known as a dependent clause.
Types of Sentence Structures
Types of Sentence Patterns
- 1.Subject Verb
- 2. Subject Verb Direct Object
- 3. Subject Verb Predicate Nominative
- 4.Subject Verb Predicate Adjective
- 5. Subject Verb Indirect Object Direct Object
- 6. Subject Verb Direct Object Object Complement Noun
- 7. Subject Verb Direct Object Object Complement Adjective