Basic Sentence Structure
The following is a simple GRAMMAR explanation to help you gain a quick, working use of these terms.
Basic sentence structure is:
Subject (S) + Verb (V) + Object (O)
The Subject is someone (s.o.) or something (s.t.) that begins an action.
A Verb is an action or a state of being.
The Object is s.o. or s.t. that receives the action.
So, for example, if the sentence is: Cris loves cookies.
Cris is the one who generates (starts) the verb. The feeling of love begins with Cris.
Subject = Cris
LOVE is the action that Cris started.
Verb = love(s)
Cris’s love is given to cookies!
Object = cookies
I find it helpful to think of the verb as energy that moves from the subject to the object (i.e., Cris’s love starts with her and “travels” to the cookies, where it stops!)
teaching by: LAURA
Note: Not all verbs require an object. See Transitive & Intransitive Verbs.
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