Clauses

Major Clause Patterns

  1. Subject + Verb (SV)
  2. Subject + Verb + Object (SVO)
  3. Subject + Verb + Complement (SVC)
  4. Subject + Verb + Adverbial (SVA)
  5. Subject + Verb + Object + Object (SVOO)
  6. Subject + Verb + Object + Complement (SVC)
  7. Subject + Verb + Object + Adverbial (SVOA)
Machu Picchu

Subject + Verb

The Incas existed.

Subject + Verb + Object (SVO)

The Incas spoke Quechua.

Subject + Verb + Complement (SVC)

The Incas were an advanced civilization.

Subject + Verb + Adverbial (SVA)

The Inca civilization began around the 13th century.

Subject + Verb+ Object + Object (SVOO)

European invaders gave small pox to the Incas.

Subject + Verb + Object + Complement (SVOC)

The Incas considered their king the child of the sun.

Subject + Verb + Object + Adverbial (SVOA)

Inca engineers built Machu Picchu on a mountain.

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