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Verb Patterns English Grammar Ielts Exams Preparation

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Verb Patterns English Grammar Ielts Exams Preparation

Verb Pattern 1

Subject+verb+subject complement

Subject — Verb — Subject Complement

1-Gopal — looks — sad.
2-My father — grew — angry.
3-The children — kept — quiet.
4-The milk — has turned — sour.
5-This — is — a pen.
6-His brother – became — a soldier.
7-It — is — I me
8-That book — is– mine.

Verb Pattern 2

Subject + verb + direct object
Subject — Verb — Direct Object

1-Mr, Pill — has bought — a car.
2-You — must wash — yourself.
3-We — should help — the poor.
4-I — know — his address.
5-The boy — has lost — his pen.
6-Mohan — opened — the door.
7-Who — broke — the jug?

Verb Pattern 3

Subject+Verb.

This is the simplest of verb patterns. The subject is followed by an intransitive verb,
which expresses complete sense without the help of any other words.
Subject — Verb

1-The baby — is crying.
2-Kamala — was singing.
3-The bell — has rung.
4-The sun — rose.
5-Birds — fly.
6-Fire — burns.
7-The moon — is shining.

Verb Pattern 4
Subject + verb + indirect object + direct object
Subject — Verb — Indirect — Direct Object

1- I — have bought –my sister –a watch.
2- He — didn’t leave — us — any.
3-… Show — me — your hands.
4-I — lent — her — my pen.
5-The teacher — gave — us — homework.
6-We –have paid — him — the money.
7-The old man — told –us — the whole story.
8-You — must tell — the police — the truth.

Structures Of Tenses Basic Tenses Rules English Learning Lesson 1

Verb Pattern 5
Subject + verb + direct objects preposition + prepositional object
Subject — Verb — Direct — Preposition — Prepositional object

1-He — promised — the money — to — me (not to you).
2-I — have bought — a watch — for — my sister.
3-Mr. Raman — sold — his car — to– a man from Mumbai.
4-She — made — coffee — for — all of us.
5-I — lent — my pen — to — a friend of mine.
6-The teacher — gave — homework — to — all of us.
7-We — have paid — the money — to — the proprietor.
8-He — told — the news — to — everybody in the village.