Basic Sentence Patterns

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Basic Sentence Patterns

Please determine which pattern best describes each sentence. Ignore all extra phrases and modifiers. Note: If you click on the start button and nothing happens, it's likely that you're using Safari as your browser. For an easy solution, please consult our FAQ section (https://natureofwriting. Com/frequently-asked-questions/).


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  • 1. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence:Sandy was booed by the crowd.
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject

  • 2. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence:All night long we slept soundly. 
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject

  • 3. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence:There were a lot of complaints.  
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject

  • 4. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence:The Tok Tokkie beetle continually taps the ground.   
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject

  • 5. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence:The ice cube tray was empty.   
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject

  • 6. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence:The hockey players found the training regiment too difficult. 
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject

  • 7. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence: Newt emailed Ingrid a picture of his favourite salamander. 
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject

  • 8. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence:James surrendered his lunch. 
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject

  • 9. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence:Sarah called her own performance a disgrace. 
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject

  • 10. 
    Please determine which sentence pattern best describes the following sentence:He showed me the game on his laptop.  
    • A. 

      Subject + Verb

    • B. 

      Subject + Passive Voice Verb

    • C. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object

    • D. 

      Subject + Verb + Indirect Object + Direct Object

    • E. 

      Subject + Linking Verb + Subject Complement

    • F. 

      Subject + Verb + Direct Object + Object Complement

    • G. 

      There/It + Linking Verb + Subject