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    #1

    sentence pattern

    The 2nd sentence pattern is "Subject+be+complement", so 3 is definitely 2nd pattern.
    What about 1 and 2? I think 2 might be 1st pattern, but 1 is vague- in my grammar book, it's treated as 1st pattern.
    Can't "shopping" be treated as an adjective, making it 2nd pattern? Complements are either a noun or an adjective.

    1. A man was shopping in the department store for his girlfriend.
    2. Summer is just around the corner.
    3. She is a student(happy) - 1

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    #2

    Re: sentence pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The 2nd sentence pattern is "Subject+be+complement", so 3 is definitely 2nd pattern.
    What about 1 and 2? I think 2 might be 1st pattern, but 1 is vague- in my grammar book, it's treated as 1st pattern.
    Can't "shopping" be treated as an adjective, making it 2nd pattern? Complements are either a noun or an adjective.

    1. A man was shopping in the department store for his girlfriend.
    2. Summer is just around the corner.
    3. She is a student(happy) - 1
    #3 is not a sentence.

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    #3

    Re: sentence pattern

    Could you tell me why? I also need the answer.

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    Re: sentence pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Could you tell me why? I also need the answer.
    I'm sure you can see why "She is a student(happy) - 1" is not a proper sentence.

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    #5

    Re: sentence pattern

    I meant like this, and I need the answer to my original question.
    She is a student (noun) or She is happy(adjective) - 1

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    #6

    Re: sentence pattern

    'She is a student' and 'She is happy' are both correct.

    I don't understand your confusion.

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    #7

    Re: sentence pattern

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The 2nd sentence pattern is "Subject+be+complement", so 3 is definitely 2nd pattern.
    What about 1 and 2? I think 2 might be 1st pattern, but 1 is vague- in my grammar book, it's treated as 1st pattern.
    Can't "shopping" be treated as an adjective, making it 2nd pattern? Complements are either a noun or an adjective.

    1. A man was shopping in the department store for his girlfriend.
    2. Summer is just around the corner.
    3. She is a student(happy) - 1
    I don't understand your question.

    1. The main verb is "was shopping".
    2. Experts disagree about whether a linking verb can take an adverb. Some believe that adverbs of time can modify linking verbs. This seems to be one of those cases.
    3. She is a student/she is a happy student. Student is a noun in both cases and, as a predicate nominative, it restates the subject.
    4. She is happy. Happy is an adjective and, as a predicate adjective, it describes the subject

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