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Chapter 14. Sentence formation > Natural order of a sentence

Natural order of a sentence

Explanation

The English language frequently uses word order, or syntax, to indicate how a word should work in a sentence. When forming sentences, the normal order is “subject – verb” or “subject - verb - complement.” The subject is the person or the thing that the sentence is talking about, and the verb tells what the subject is or does. The complement can be an object, adverb, or descriptive phrase that completes the verb. To correctly form complicated or difficult sentences, it is easiest to begin with these key parts.


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