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    NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH

    In CLIFF'S TOEFL NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH is given as follows

    Subject+Verb+Complement+Modifier

    I couldn't identify them in the following sentences

    1. I am too tired.
    2. She is a teacher.
    3. I'm just going to make it.

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    Re: NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH

    Quote Originally Posted by alfargoniy View Post
    In CLIFF'S TOEFL NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH is given as follows

    Subject+Verb+Complement+Modifier

    I couldn't identify them in the following sentences

    1. I am too tired.
    2. She is a teacher.
    3. I'm just going to make it.
    Is this a homework assignment?

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    Re: NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Is this a homework assignment?
    No, it is not.

    1. "I" is a subject. "am" is a verb. Is "too tired" a complement?

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    Re: NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH

    Quote Originally Posted by alfargoniy View Post
    No, it is not.

    1. "I" is a subject. "am" is a verb. Is "too tired" a complement?
    Yes. "Tired" is a predicate adjective that describes the subject. "Too" is an adverb modifying the adjective. Together "too tired" is the complement of the linking verb "am".

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    Re: NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH

    Quote Originally Posted by alfargoniy View Post
    No, it is not.

    1. "I" is a subject. "am" is a verb. Is "too tired" a complement?
    Now, try #2.

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    Re: NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH

    2. "She" - subject. "is" - verb. "a teacher" is complement.
    3. "I" - subject. "am just going" - verb. "to make it" - complement.

    Correct?

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    Re: NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH

    Quote Originally Posted by alfargoniy View Post
    2. "She" - subject. "is" - verb. "a teacher" is complement.
    3. "I" - subject. "am just going" - verb. "to make it" - complement.

    Correct?
    2. Yes. In this sentence, "a teacher" is a predicate nominative (noun) which restates the subject.

    3. This is a but more complicated. The verb is "am going". "Just" is an adverb modifying the verb.
    "To make it" is an infinitive phrase that acts as the complement of the verb.

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    Re: NORMAL SENTANCE PATTERN IN ENGLISH

    How about the followings

    1. John told Mary to close the door.
    2. Lucie feels bad about her grades.
    3. She dances much more artistically than her predecessor.


    1. "John"-subject, "told"-verb, "Mary to close the door"-complement.
    2. "Lucie"-subject, "feels"-verb, "bad about her grades"-complement.
    3. "She"-subject, "dances"-verb, "much more artistically than her predecessor"-modifier.

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