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    Question Be + S + v | N + be + V,ving etc. Question!

    Hello Good People,

    Where would one find out what these bizarre structures are called and also if there's a standard for defining what the letters represent?

    I did find one pdf document which listed some, such as Adj = adjective and Adv = adverb, but I'm struggling to find out what the 'S' stands for.

    Appreciate your comments.

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    Re: Be + S + v | N + be + V,ving etc. Question!

    I suspect the "S" you're looking at stands for "subject", the "N" for "noun" and the "v" for "verb."

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    Re: Be + S + v | N + be + V,ving etc. Question!

    N + be + V,ving is obviously noun + be + verb, -ing. "Fred is laughing", for example. Where did you find Be + S + v?
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    Re: Be + S + v | N + be + V,ving etc. Question!

    Yes, of course, "subject"! Thanks, teechar.
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