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    What is the third type of the sentence?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PINKGREAT View Post
    What is the third type of the sentence?
    This is presumably a reference to The Seven Simple Sentence Types

    Reference grammars usually definite [BobK: sic - they mean 'define'] sentences in terms of verb types. This analysis leads them to recognize 7 varieties in the category "simple sentence"--each based on a type of verb. There's one simple sentence type that involves intransitive verbs--their S+V. Linking verbs lead to two simple sentence types: S+V+SP and S+V+A. Transitive verbs lead to 4 types--because of the 4 possibilities for different types of objects in their predicates: S+V+DO, S+V+IO+DO, S+V+O+A, S+V+DO+OP.
    See the whole article here: Simple Sentences

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    What does it mean in the sentence:

    'That's a type of the French interrogation, it's called "Inversion du sujet" which means "Inversion of the subject", it's the formal (Soutenu) way of asking a question.

    There's another way of interrogation, which is the standard form, by adding "Est-ce que.." to the sentence.
    "Est-ce que vous parlez le franšais?".

    The 3rd type is used mostly in the spoken language like "Vous parlez le franšais?"

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    That's the 3rd type in two senses. The first sense is the obvious one - 'the third of the three types described here'. The second sense (not meant here, as it's a description of French - not English - grammar) is that it's SVO (as defined in my previous post).

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    So, what does it mean SVO?

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    Subject+Verb+Object

    Ex: You speak French?

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