Sentence Structure

Sentence Structure :

Present Tense : be / is / are / am
Past Tense : was / were
Future Tense : will be / shall be
Past Participle : been

Subject + Predicate + other words

1. To be or not to be is the question.
2. Be there.
3. I like to be there.
4. He is my son.
5. I am working.
6. She was reading.
7. They have been asking a lot of questions.
8. When will you be having your dinner?
9. When is it arranged?
10. He is always causing trouble.
11. She has been invited to the party.
12. It could be seen there.
13. My house is being painted.
14. The police should have been informed.
15. We are not to smoke there.
16. The ring was nowhere to be found.
17. They have been photographed.
18. Have you ever been to India?

Present Tense Singular : has
Present Tense Plural : have
Past Tense Singular & Plural : had
Past Participle : had


TO have = to have got = to possess = to own = to be able to use or give

Subject + Predicate + other words

1. He has a new car.
2. Have you got a pencil?
3. Yes. I have a pencil.
4. He has a good memory.
5. She has a bad temper.
6. John has got no imagination.
7. We have reports coming in.
8. Spiders have eight legs.
9. A spider has eight legs.
10. I have things to do.
11. You have a house there also.
12. She will have to rewrite the story.
13. He has a beard.
14. He has not got beard.
15. Do you have a pen?
16. Do you ever have cold?
17. Yes. I nearly always have a cold at this time of the year.
18. I had some good news.
19. She has got blue eyes.

HAVE : used with past participle to form perfect tenses

Subject + Predicate + other words (Sentence Structure)

1. I have written sis letters today.
2. I have been reading.
3. He had already been to New Delhi earlier this month.
4. She will have finished by tomorrow.
5. I would have gone by plane, if I had known the train would be late.
6. It is silly not to have gone after having accepted the invitation.
7. You had better not tell anyone about this.
8. This old car had it. It is time we buy new one.
9. I have had it.
10. I have had it with all your complaining.

HAVE = to receive or to obtain

Subject + Predicate + other words

1. We must have your answer immediately.
2. She had the grace to apologize immediately.
3. Have a look at this.
4. I had them all laughing at my jokes.
5. I had Sita find me a house.
6. Will you have my cases sent up, please?
7. Make sure you have the car tomorrow?
8. I had my watch stolen last night.

Subject + Predicate + other words (Sentence Structure)

1. The house is to let.
2. My whole aim was to help her.
3. This does not seem to be right one.
4. She wants to read.
5. I forgot to post the letter.
6. The minister decided not to visit the palace.
7. We are not allowed to smoke.

Subject + Predicate + Infinitive verb without TO

1. I will not let you go.
2. Bid him go there.
3. I shall do it.
4. I heard her cry.
5. I saw her go out.
6. She watched him steal the purse.
7. We heard him cry.
8. The girl felt someone tough her.
9. Let me go.
10. The teacher made the boy behave well.
11. He bade her leave the office.
12. I dare not do it.
13. Make her stand.
14. We need not wait.

Subject + Predicate + (noun / pronoun / object) + Present Participle (Adjectival)

1. Many stood and watched the fish swimming in the river.
2. I could smell something burning in the kitchen.
3. We must not keep them waiting.
4. The officer will soon get things going again.
5. The man was stealing apples.
6. We saw the train crossing the bridge.
7. I found her opening my letter.
8. Nicola sat in the sun wondering.

Subject + Predicate + (noun / pronoun / object) + Past Participle (Adjectival)

1. She heard her name called.
2. The manager wants this letter typed.
3. My wife felt herself elated.
4. You should get your house painted.
5. He had his suit mended.
6. The police found the place deserted.
7. We saw the people injured.

Subject + Predicate (verb) + verbal noun (gerund) - Sentence Structure

1. The girl began singing.
2. The minister has finished speaking.
3. I did not like borrowing.
4. We should not miss seeing the picture.
5. I love teaching English grammar.
6. Everyone enjoys playing cricket.
7. I suggest doing the work again.
8. Do not keep talking like that.

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