English: An Essential Grammar

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Contents
Introduction1
Chapter 1The elements of a simple sentence9
1.1 Simple, compound, and complex sentences 9
1.2 Subject and predicate 10
1.3 Identifying the subject 11
1.4 Verb types 12
1.4.1 Intransitive verbs 12
1.4.2 Linking verbs 13
1.4.3 Transitive verbs 14
1.5 Subject complement 15
1.6 Direct object 16
1.7 Indirect object 17
1.8 Object complement 18
1.9 The five sentence patterns 19
1.10 Active and passive sentences 21
1.11 Adjuncts 22
1.12 The meanings of adjuncts 23
1.13 Vocatives 24
1.14 Sentence types 25
1.14.1 Declarative sentences 25
1.14.2 Interrogative sentences 25
1.14.3 Imperative sentences 26
1.14.4 Exclamative sentences 27
1.15 Fragments and non-sentences 27

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