Basic Sentence Patterns
Every sentence in English (except interjections) has a subject and a verb. The subject is either a noun or a pronoun. The verb is either an action verb or a helping verb.
There are several basic sentence patterns in English.
|Their teacher||is||a book.|
|James||studied||for the GRE test.|
|The dog||waited||for its owner yesterday.|
All other sentences in English can be longer if the writer wants to add more information to a sentence or combine short sentence patterns using a conjunction (and, but) into one long sentence. For example: Carol is smart, likes ice cream and likes to swim every day at Gallaudet.