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Thursday, 3 July 2008

Word Order : Sentence Structure

· The word order in English is commonly the following:

subject-verb-object-place-time

SUBJECT

VERB

OBJECT

PLACE

TIME

Tom

eats

vegetables

every day.

I

have been

to Canada

twice.

My father

took

me

to school

whenever he could.

· It is also possible to put time at the beginnig.

On Saturdays most people frequent the few pubs in the area.

Every morning is the same thing – I just don't seem to be able to get up when the alarm clock rings.

Most adverbs defining time (usually, sometimes, often, never, etc.) go with the verb in the middle of the sentence (see separate rule).


Source : Grammar Tutorial

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