In each sentence below, words or phrases that represent major sentence elements appear randomly in different colors. These sentence elements include SUBJECTS (S), VERBS (V), and OBJECTS (O). For each sentence, identify the superficial word order pattern that it exhibits. Some sentences will exhibit basic SVO word orders; others will exhibit alternative word orders depending on the extent to which basic SVO order has been disturbed by the movement of elements, the interruption of elements, or the lack of explicit subjects for some structures.
For each sentence, write down its word order pattern, for example, SVOSVO, OSV, VSSVO, etc. Then click on "ANSWER" to see the correct pattern.
Label any VERB-ing element as a V, despite its actual function as a finite verb, infinitive, participle, or gerund. Label a verb along with any accompanying "helping verbs" as V (for example, will go = V). Also label as V any helping verb that occurs alone before a SUBJECT, as in questions.
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