ELLLO Beginner English Lesson 1-08

Basic Sentence Patterns

Watch these videos to learn how to use basic sentence patterns.

Sentence Patterns

Point 1: A common sentence pattern in English is S.V.O which means subject, verb, object.
  1. He has a nice car.
  2. My town has a big park.
  3. She does not eat meat.
  4. They play tennis once a week.
Point 2: WH questions usually follow this pattern:
WH + Auxiliary + S + O + ?
  1. When do you study?
  2. What do you do at your job?
  3. Where did you buy that shirt?
  4. Why do you study English?
Point 3: Yes / No questions use the same pattern without the WH word: Auxiliary + S + O + ?
  1. Do you like sushi?
  2. Does this machines need batteries?
  3. Do you get much snow in your town?
  4. Did Bob buy lunch?
Point 4: Yes / No questions often have short form answers.
  • Do you play tennis?
  • Yes, I do.
  • And you?
  • No, I do not.
  • No, I don't

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